An Appeal from the Engaged Zen Foundation

Via Reverend Danny Fisher
on Mar 2, 2010
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This from our friend and past interviewee Kobutsu Malone at the Engaged Zen Foundation:

Dear Friends and Supporters,

It has been a long time since The Engaged Zen Foundation has put out an appeal for funding. EZF has been surviving on the donations of a very small number of individuals and frequent infusion of funds from my limited, fixed income. Since most of the work of EZF now focuses on correspondence practice and providing Buddhist written materials to prisoners there has not been an urgent need for the solicitation of funding.

The EZF book; Prison Chaplaincy Guidelines for Zen Buddhism has been out of print and unavailable for a year now and numerous requests for the volume have gone unfulfilled. At this point in time EZF is determined to raise the necessary funds to reprint the volume and requires an infusion of $1800.00 to enable this endeavor.

We are calling upon our friends and supporters to assist us in raising the funds for a second printing of Prison Chaplaincy Guidelines for Zen Buddhism. Please assist us in this effort to help make this valuable text available to prisoners, volunteers and interested parties. Tax deductible donations can be made to EZF via credit card or PayPal by clicking here:

Alternately, donations may be made by check to:

The Engaged Zen Foundation
Post Office Box 213
Sedgwick, ME 04676 USA


About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is


2 Responses to “An Appeal from the Engaged Zen Foundation”

  1. Shindo says:

    Kobutsu is not asking for a lot here, I think we can all do our best to help him…. it's a great book and it's for an even better cause…

  2. All in all, I like her. Yes, I think she is dramatic at times, but it seems like everyday communication includes a little showmanship to convery your message. I’ll tell you, she seems to have a great style! I like her!