Leading-Edge Funding Panel Adds Grant-Making Knowledge to Innovative Future of American Buddhism Conference

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism today announced a unique Sponsor panel in which foundation representatives will share their missions and grant-making processes during “The Future of American Buddhism” conference, June 2 – 5, at the Garrison Institute, New York. The conference, co-hosted by Naropa University, brings together Buddhist and Buddhist-aligned thought leaders…

Naropa Scholar Papers

Papers by Lenz Foundation Merit Scholars As they complete their academic studies, Lenz Foundation Merit Scholars are challenged to write an essay that places the work of Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz into a larger Buddhist context. The following papers are the result of their research. The Importance of Tariki in American Buddhism: Discovering ‘Other-Power’…

Stone Soup Café, Mandala Café, Inc. and Unity Tables, Inc.

Stone Soup Café79 Prospect St.Greenfield, MA 01301thestonesoupcafe.orgMandala Café, Inc.435 Riverside Dr., Suite 84New York, NY 10025Mandalacafe.orgUnity Tables79 Prospect St.Greenfield, MA 01301 Grant Amount $17,500 Description of Organization This Collaboration Grant among Stone Soup Cafe, Mandala Cafe, Inc. and Unity Tables supported the “Unity Tables Community Café Incubator,” mobilizing Buddhist groups to help reduce hunger and…

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center and Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd.Santa Rosa, CA 95404smzc.orgSanta Rosa Charter School for the Arts756 Humboldt StSanta Rosa, CA 95404srcsa.org/ Grant Amount $7,500 Description of Organization This Collaboration Grant between Sonoma Mountain Zen Center and Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts supported the “School Mindfulness Project,” a pilot 10-week Mindful Art Program to…

San Francisco Zen Center and Brooklyn Zen Center

Zen Foundation a/k/a San Francisco Zen Center300 Page StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102sfzc.orgBrooklyn Zen Center505 Carroll Street, Suite 2ABrooklyn, NY 11215brooklynzen.org Grant Amount $20,000 Description of Organization This collaboration grant between San Francisco Zen Center and Brooklyn Zen Center focused on two areas of additional education for Buddhist groups: Understanding how to initiate innovative programs that…

Prison Mindfulness Institute and the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law

Prison Mindfulness InstituteP.O Box 206South Deerfield, MI  01373prisonmindfulness.orgThe Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law760 Euclid AvenueBerkeley, CA 94708law.berkeley.edu/students/mindfulness-at-berkeley-law Grant Amount $20,000 Description of Organization This Collaboration Grant between Prison Mindfulness Institute and The Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law supported the “Mindful Justice” program, bringing the benefits of mindfulness on a large scale into the…

Northern California Shambhala and MBA Project Inc.

Northern California Shambhala1231 Stevenson St.San Francisco, CA 94103-1229norcal.shambhala.orgMBA Project Inc.3700 E. 12th St., Suite 3BOakland, CA 94601mbaproject.org Grant Amount $2,000 Description of Organization This Collaboration Grant between Northern California Shambhala and MBA Project Inc. supported the “Teaching Mindfulness to Youth — A Diverse Exploration,” a one-day workshop to deepen the wisdom and skills necessary for…

New York University, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Inc., Brooklyn Zen Center and Auburn Theological Seminary

New York University50 West Fourth StreetNew York, NY 10003nyu.eduNew York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Inc.119 West 23rd St., No. 401New York, NY 10003zencare.orgBrooklyn Zen Center505 Carroll St., Ste 2ABrooklyn, NY 11215brooklynzen.orgAuburn Theological Seminary475 Riverside Dr., Suite 1800New York, NY 10115auburnseminary.org Grant Amount $12,000 Description of Organization This Collaboration Grant among New York University, New York…

Naropa University and Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Inc.

Naropa University2130 Arapahoe Ave.Boulder, CO 80302naropa.eduCenter for Contemplative Mind in Society Inc.P.O. Box 817Northampton, MA 01061contemplativemind.org Grant Amount $20,000 Description of Organization This Collaboration Grant between Naropa University and Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Inc. supported the “Roundtable on Contemplative Practice, Social Change and the Future of Higher Education” to be held in March…