The Engaged Zen Foundation is dedicated to alleviating tangible suffering in the world. Where Zen Buddhism encourages the careful investigation of an individual life, EZF underscores the inescapable need to take that understanding 'into the marketplace.'
EZF was founded in 1992 with a focus on prisons. Incarceration and its depredations continue to be a focal point in our mission, but EZF also concerns itself with human rights violations and human needs in whatever form they may occur. We are grateful to all those who have aided our efforts and those who may join us in future.
Amnesty International France in collaboration with advertising agency TBWA produced a short advertisement to coincide with Amnesty International's Death Penalty Campaign. The film was awarded a Bronze Lion at the Cannes International Film Festival
A Zen monk, offering prayer, walks through the area destroyed by a tsunami in Yamada, Iwate prefecture, northern Japan Monday, April 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
In Memory of Stacey "Cooks" Leveque
EZF Board Member
December 16, 1956 - July 28, 2014
A true friend and supporter.
|In Memory of Dairyu Chotan
Robert Baker Aitken, Rōdaishi
June 19, 1917 - August 5, 2010
The Great Dragon of Dharma.