South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Cultivating Compassionate Action, Olympia, Washington
South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Cultivating Compassionate Action
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Welcome to the South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship...

We are the South Sound chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, an international network of engaged Buddhists. BPF work includes sparking conversation at the intersection of Buddhism and social justice, training Buddhist political activists, and mobilizing people to action from a Buddhist perspective.

We seek to bring peace, compassion, love and equanimity to political and social activism, working in collaboration with other organizations and individuals.

Join Us...

We generally meet the third Sunday each month, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Robert's home in the South Bay area. Please contact us to make sure there has not been a change.

Thurston Hunger Walk: Sunday May 2, 2021
    Virtual Walk
    Post Your Photos and Videos Walking in Your Favorite Spots

    Due to the pandemic, this year's Thurston County Hunger walk is continuing on as a virtual walk! The physical walk/gathering part of our fundraiser scheduled for May 2nd won't happen. However we encourage you to get on Facebook and post your pictures and videos of you walking in your own favorite spots on that day - we will be together in solidarity.

    Your donations are now more important than ever, as our 3 recipient agencies (Community Kitchen, Meals on Wheels and the Thurston County Food Bank) struggle to get food to those in need. Hunger is not cancelled – nor is our opportunity for generosity! Please visit Thurston's Hunger Walk donation page now to support our hungry neighbors. 100% of the funds received will be distributed to these 3 life-saving agencies. This is a safe/secure direct way to help our fellow citizens in need.

    Go to to support one of the teams listed, or just donate to the general cause. Many thanks - Please help spread the word!!!

    For more info, download our flyer! Spread the word!
Martin Luther King Walk: Annually on the Sunday Before Martin Luther King's birthday
    Walk around Capital Lake
    Starting at Noon at Marathon Park

    In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship and Open Gate Sangha will be conducting a silent peace walk in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. The walk will be at Capital Lake on Sunday January 19th from 12:00 to 1:30. Anyone wishing to walk in silent meditation in support of peace and non-violence is invited to attend. There will be no banners or signs, no chanting and no cheering. Simply people walking in silence for peace, honoring the memory and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    As the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate of 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for the Prize in 1967. Since that time Thich Nhat Hanh has become one of the most beloved Buddhists teachers in the world. Reverend Nhat Hanh offers a practice of "mindfulness" that is relevant and beneficial for people of all faiths, by helping us resist and transform the aggression and violence of our modern society. The Buddhist Peace Fellowship is an international organization of Engaged Buddhists which aims to employ the wisdom and compassion developed through Buddhist practice and social activism.

    Download the 2020 Flier
Upcoming Local Events...
  • For events held by like-minded local groups in the Olympia / Thurston County area visit the local calendar at LocalMotive.
  • Interfaith Works' event calendar .