Engaged Buddhism originally represent the participation of Buddhist monks like Thich Nhat Hanh in the anti-war movement in the sixties and expanded into other kinds of civil rights protests for social justice, peace, against the death penalty and so on. The term engaged Buddhism begs the question, what is it in contrast to? What is disengaged Buddhism? Is monasticism disengaged? Is the Vinaya rules for disengagement? Where can engagement take place?