This is a reply by Lisa Kemmerer to a response provided by Bhikshuni Chan Tung Nghiem (Barbara Newell) (titled "Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World: The Real Heart of Engaged Buddhism--A Response to Lisa Kemmerer," pp. 145-147) to Kemmerer's original commentary (titled "Engaged Buddhism in Retreat," pp. 135-143) published in the Summer 2008 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (volume VI, issue 3). The journal issue was dedicated to the exploration of the engaged buddhism of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese buddhist and Zen master.



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