My name is Tasfan. I’m a Buddhist translator from Indonesia.
I have got a unique request from a university scholar on the perspective of Buddhism in Deradicalization Programme (designed to prevent and do deradicalization, rehabilitate, reintegrate them to society). Whether we can set up a comprehensive inside-to-outside real changes in individuals who had done or supported terrorism (defined here as the acceptance of a religious doctrine to seize power and used violence and hatred as one of the means to achieve that).
The current programme in Indonesia only attends to the perpetrator from certain religions only (No Buddhist in Indonesia, fortunately, had gotted into the program yet, but there is no programme specifically catered for Buddhists). The current programme was based on countering dogmatic beliefs by using countering verses, and some of the derad facilities outsourced the programme to third party providers which are not uniform or reviewed.
So, the changes in belief and behaviour is only conceptual, not coming from inside.
The researcher is therefore interested in Buddhism ways of meditation, view-checking, training to induce inside-to-outside change.
So I would like to ask for suggestions and maybe systematic approach/sutta/training/meditation which may contribute to Indonesian derad programme. Hopefully, it may even influence the other derad programmes so that the impact won’t be superficial or conceptual anymore, but produce real change into more tolerant, open-minded, kind-hearted, and wise individuals.