Save the Date for Together as One, Shining Like the Sun

Save the Date! The ARISE and MettaMorphosis sanghas are co-sponsoring Together as One, Shining Like the Sun on Saturday October 30 (with an optional sit on Friday October 29). This is an inaugural virtual gathering for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) on the Order of Interbeing (OI) path. More details will be forthcoming. …

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ARISE Statement on the Conviction (and Sentencing) of Derek Chauvin

Today, June 25th, former officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd. ARISE’s statement on Chauvin’s conviction remains the same. “Awakening is the foundation of every kind of change.”  Thich Nhat Hanh For some, the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin delivered a brief …

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Reflection on Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists

Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists by Chenxing HanA Reflection by ARISE Core Member Albert Karcher Since its release in January 2021, Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists by Chenxing Han has been making waves in Buddhist communities across the U.S. Last month there were book events …

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Winter 2021 Newsletter

Dear Beloved Community, As we near the end of designated Black History Month, we recognize that Black history continues beyond February and is not separate from our collective history. For all of us, Black history is our history. We inter-are.  With that understanding, we would like to share some resources to support your practice: a list of books …

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ARISE Love Letter In Response to the White Supremacist Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and Those Who Perpetrated Similar Acts of Violence Across the United States, as COVID-19 Deaths Exceed 4000 in a Single Day

Dear Thay, dear Beloved Community, We are grateful for the breath to bring us back home to our body. This simple and profound act of breathing in awareness is a skillful means to come back home during these chaotic times. The Mangala Sutra (Discourse on Happiness) offers the Buddha’s response on how we assure blessings …

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