The INEB Institute
The INEB Institute
The INEB Institute is the Institute for Transformative Learning of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). The Institute is a result of the vast experience of training in the integration of Buddhism and social activism of the INEB community.
The INEB Institute seeks to become the leading model in Asia for higher learning that integrates personal and social-structural transformation.
Built on the traditions of socially engaged Buddhism, the INEB Institute aims to develop and implement new practices, learning strategies, and social forms that nourish the moral imagination while cultivating peace and reconciliation, environmental healing, alternative education, sustainable economics, and the capacity for spiritual growth and leadership.
The INEB Institute’s core purpose is to help young people rediscover their fundamentally interdependent nature while developing the skills essential to bring about genuine change. Our vision is that positive and lasting social change must be grounded in a transformation of the way each individual views her or his connection to our world and all its inhabitants. We welcome students from any country, regardless of age, occupation, and social or religious status.
The design of INEB Institute programs focuses on transformative learning for peace and justice, drawing on the lessons of social movements and the practices, histories, and integrative perspectives of the world’s spiritual traditions, with an emphasis on Buddhism.
The programs present a holistic curriculum within which students can learn to cultivate the inner skills of contemplation, the interpersonal skills of listening and dialog, and the technical, analytical, and leadership skills necessary to become agents of change in society.
The International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) began in February 1989 in Siam (Thailand) at a conference of 36 concerned ordained and lay persons from 11 countries. From the beginning, the network has been guided by leading founder Sulak Sivaraksa. Over the years, the network has expanded to assemble Buddhists as well as non-Buddhists from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. Out of this diversity, INEB has become one of the leading voices in articulating Socially Engaged Buddhism in the world, while integrating the practice of Buddhism with social action for a healthy, just, and peaceful world.