SEOUL, South Korea – The 20th Biennial Conference of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), jointly organized with Jungto Society, concluded in Seoul on Sunday—the first official in-person gathering since INEB’s previous international conference in 2019 due to the pandemic. The gathering, running from 24–30 October, was held under the theme “Buddhism in a Divided World.”
The week-long forum, divided between the autumnal mountain idyll of Mungyeong in the south of the Korean Peninsula and the 21st century bustle of Seoul, brought together almost 100 speakers and attendees, members of INEB from around the world. These included distinguished teachers, scholars, and prominent engaged Buddhist activists, who presented, examined, and discussed a wide array of topics that broached the core themes of the roles and obligations of engaged Buddhists in today’s divided and troubled world. The guest of honor for the event was the renowned academic, social activist, and INEB founder, Sulak Sivaraksa.
▶️ Published by BDG on November 1, 2022