About Us

We, as members of Buddhism for Global Peace at Columbia University, challenge ourselves to become a global citizen who possesses:

I. The wisdom to perceive the interconnectedness of all life and living.

II. The courage not to fear or deny difference; but to respect and strive to understand people of different cultures, and to grow from encounters with them.

III. The compassion to maintain an imaginative empathy that reaches beyond one's immediate surroundings and extends to those suffering in distant places.

Through our efforts to accomplish these aims, we wish to raise hope and help bring about peace in the Columbia University community and the world at large.