Hozan Alan Senauke: The Three Treasures—Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Radical Buddhism and Beloved Community

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Sensei Alan Senauke explores the Three Treasures through the life and work of an Indian activist, Dr. Ambekar, and particularly through the context of a politically motivated Buddhist conversion movement that he founded meant to dismantle the country’s caste system. Sensei Alan invites us to see the concepts of liberty, equality, and fraternity as synonymous with Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, also known as the Three Treasures. As Dr. Ambekar put it, “positively, my social philosophy may be said to be enshrined in three words: liberty, equality, and fraternity… My philosophy has its roots in religion and not in political science. I have derived them from the teachings of my master the Buddha.”


Sensei Hozan Alan Senauke

Sensei Hozan Alan Senauke

Hozan Alan Senauke is Vice Abbot of Berkeley Zen Center in California, where he lives with his family. As a socially engaged Buddhist activist, Alan has worked closely with Buddhist Peace...
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