Hozan Alan Senauke

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 Fellowship and the International Network of Engaged Buddhists since 1991. In 2007 he founded Clear View Project, developing Buddhist-based resources for relief and social change in Asia and the United States.


Recent Articles

Memories of Thay

A collection of tributes to and memories of the late Vietnamese Buddhist teacher and founder of the Engaged Buddhism movement, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Peace in Every Step

Alan Senauke reflects on Thich Nhat Hanh’s profound contributions to Buddhism, activism, and the place where they meet.

No Stealing Joy!

It's so easy to lose sight of joy these days. Here's Zen teacher Alan Senauke's advice for keeping your Joyful Mind when fear and suffering threaten it.

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Ambedkar’s Vision for India’s Dalits

The Buddhist revival in India has brought millions of the country’s most impoverished and marginalized people to the Buddhist path.

We’re All In It Together — A review of Rethinking Karma: The Dharma of Social Justice

Alan Senauke reviews "Rethinking Karma: The Dharma of Social Justice" by Jonathan S. Watts.

Alan Senauke: Burma at the Crossroads

Hozan Alan Senauke of the Clear View Project concisely explains the conflict happening in Burma, and what you can do about it.


Review of Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi and Why the Dalai Lama Matters

Grace Under Pressure

Alan Senauke reports from Burma on the ongoing repression and the unbreakable spirit of the monks who refuse to be silenced.

The Multitudes of Thich Nhat Hanh

Review of "Buddha Mind, Buddha Body" by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Shodo Harada Roshi: Nuclear Reactor of Zen

Although not widely known, Harada Roshi is one of the few Japanese Zen masters specializing in teaching Western students.