The Lenz Foundation Focuses on Women’s Leadership with New Grant Theme

(May 4, 2023 – Los Angeles, California) The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism today announced its grant-making theme for 2024–Women Leaders in Buddhism: From the time of the Buddha to the present, women have played an important part in the flourishing of the dharma, but their stories have been lost and their contributions…

Teleosis Foundation dba Shining Bright Lotus Meditation Society

Teleosis Foundation dba Shining Bright Lotus Meditation Society PO Box 101Chatham, NY 12037Website: shiningbrightlotus Description of Organization: Teleosis Foundation was established to deepening the expanding field of Integrative Health and Medicine. For the initial ten years of the organization, Teleosis Foundation developed programs in Green Health Care. In 2015, they began to develop programs in…

Zen Center North Shore

Zen Center North Shore Sciences Center P.O. Box 3291Beverly, MA 01915Website: zencenternorthshore.org Description of Organization: The Zen Center was established in 2012 to make the teachings and practice of meditation freely accessible to a diverse population across the North Shore of Boston and regionally throughout New England. Two main Programs are offered: The Social Justice…

University of Virginia – Contemplative Sciences Center

University of Virginia – Contemplative Sciences Center 102 Cresap RoadCharlottesville, VA 22903Website: unco.edu/applied-contemplative-studies Description of Organization: The University of Virginia – Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) began in the summer of 2012 with a founding gift from private philanthropy and a single staff administrator focused on grant-giving related to contemplation. The center has since developed as…

University of Northern Colorado – Center for Applied Contemplative Studies

University of Northern Colorado – Center for Applied Contemplative Studies 501 20th StreetGreeley, CO 80639Website: unco.edu/applied-contemplative-studies Description of Organization: The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a mid-sized, four-year, regional public university founded in 1889, serving approximately 6,400 undergraduate and 2,800 graduate students. UNC’s Center for Applied Contemplative Studies (CFACS) is a university-level center launched…

Union Theological Seminary – Thich Nhat Hanh Program for Engaged Buddhism

Union Theological Seminary – Thich Nhat Hanh Program for Engaged Buddhism 1027 BroadwayNew York, NY 10035Website: utsnyc.edu/life/institutes/buddhism-program/#:~:text=TheThchNhtHnhProgram,responsestopressingsocialissues   Description of Organization: Founded in 1836, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York is a professional and graduate school of Theology with a history of facilitating dialogue across religious, ethical, and ideological boundaries, in service…

The Lotus Institute

The Lotus Institute PO Box 1428 Pataskala, OH 43062Website: thelotusinstitute Description of Organization: The Lotus Institute was founded in 1996 by Dr. Larry Ward and Dr. Peggy Rowe Ward, two of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s senior Dharma teachers. The Lotus Institute offers teachings, practice and guidance that nurture a healthy and resilient body and…

The Tadini House

The Tadini House 253 N 55th PlaceMesa, AZ 85205Website: thetadinihouse Description of Organization: The Tadini House (TtH) began in 2016 as a place to provide beautiful and healing spaces where those incarcerated can feel welcomed to flourish. One-to-one meeting sessions were established along with providing initial services (work boots, drug test funding, bus pass and…

Silent Thunder Order

Silent Thunder Order 984 Saint Charles Ave. NEAtlanta, GA 30306-4222Website: storder.org Description of Organization: The Silent Thunder Order (STO) was established in 2011. Silent Thunder Order functions as an umbrella organization to facilitate communication between members of the Order wherever they may reside in the world and to guide and provide training opportunities in each…

Shambhala USA

Shambhala USA 1345 Spruce Street Boulder, CO 80302 Website: shambhala.org Description of Organization: Shambhala USA was founded in the 1970s by Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Shambhala is a meditation-based religious global non-profit with offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Boulder, Colorado, with six affiliated Land Centers and over 150 affiliated Centers and…