Vast Sky Institute

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Description of Organization

Vast Sky brought together the principals from Big Mind (Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi), Integral Institute (Ken Wilber) and Peacemaker Circle (Roshi Bernie Glassman) in a joint effort to “use the wisdom of the Buddhadharma, combined with the most effective technology available, to advance every conceivable area of our society towards a more awakened approach to life.” It was the object of Vast Sky to change the way America views spirituality so as to affect and impact the way society views religion, educates its children, approaches politics, conducts its business, and cares for the elderly, the homeless and the poor, as well as the way Americans relate to other nations, especially those which are different from our nation. By impacting the level of consciousness of America’s public officials and public servants, the Vast Sky project sought a transformation, through the instruments of technology and mass media, in the way Americans view these important matters critical to our nation’s well being.

Grant(s) Awarded

In 2006, a grant in the amount of $150,000 was awarded to create a program for the implementation of the project’s vision and to raise funds substantially in excess of the initial grant so that the vision could be realized.