Posted on December 1st, 2010 | Filed under Community, Featured, Interfaith, Leadership, Social Issues
Tagged with American Buddhism, Dana Wiki, Danny Fisher, engaged Buddhism, Shambhala Sun, Shambhala SunSpace
Two years ago I started Dana Wiki, an online, collaborative handbook to help American Buddhist congregations get more involved in community service. This past week, I re-launched the site with new hosting, an improved design, and a shiny new URL—www.danawiki.org. What's more, I recently did an interview about Dana Wiki and American Buddhist in general with Rev. Danny Fisher for Shambhala SunSpace, "Dana Wiki and the Future of American Buddhism: Danny Fisher interviews Joshua Eaton."
I hope that Dana Wiki will become a hub where Buddhists involved in community service work can share best practices, material for reflections, and the like; however, I also hope it will be a place where we can learn from religious traditions with a longer history in America about how to do more effective service work. It's a form of inter-religious dialog that we often ignore: skills-sharing.