The mission of the EBU is to extend these Buddhist principles in the European civil society, in politics and government institutions, as best as we can. This is not an easy task, and so we kindly ask you for your help by becoming a supporting member.
Whether you are a member of a Sangha or not, supporting the EBU means that you will back European Buddhism in all its facets and beauty, since we are both pan-national and trans-traditional. You will also become part of the European Buddhist Network, which is an alliance of spiritual friends able to produce enough leverage to put some weight behind our common goals. Together we can create a better world, no less.
Your membership fee of €1 per month (or more, if you are up for it) gives us the possibility to have a paid secretary to help us with the administrative work, which is quite substantial in a pan-European organization. We will also be able to have a small office space in Brussels, to be close to the European Commission and parliament, and continue our work with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. With your help, we will improve our membership magazine (www.ebumagazine.org) and in addition to the online format we will also make it print-on-demand. Lastly, we can reimburse the travel expenses of the brilliant people who represent us with the EU institutions.
So, there is really a lot of good things we will be able to put into action with your support. Naturally, we will put a detailed account of all donations and expenses online each year.
As Buddhists, we believe that benefitting others is actually benefitting us in return, so your membership comes with quite a bit of content that we supply you with: A regular newsletter of our activities, our magazine, courses in meditation and many more goodies from our fabulous membership organizations. Also, you are welcome to attend our EBU conference events, which we organize every 2 years, at a discount rate.
Thank you for your support!
With my best wishes in the Dharma,
Ron Eichhorn / Mio Sop (President)
represent Buddhists on an European level