Many Streams, One Source – Healing the Ancestral Heart

ARISE members were honored to be Seed Friends for the dharma family streams and affinity groups at the Many Streams, One Source – Healing the Ancestral Heart Retreat during the 2017 Monastic Tour. “I felt a sense of vulnerability and openness at the ‘Many Streams, One Source’…Many who had felt invisible and unheard, including myself, …

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An Inquiry into the Dharma of Race and Privilege

The 2017 Order of Interbeing retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery was entitled Solid as a Mountain: Cultivating Equanimity and Wise Action. To deepen this theme, the ARISE core group was invited to present a workshop for the Sangha on “Engaging with Skill and Inclusivity.” With interactive exercises, small group reflection, body sensation meditation, and whole …

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Community Survey Shows Need for More Leaders of Color

In 2015, ARISE Sangha distributed a community survey to help determine priorities on which to focus our efforts. One of the top responses identified in the survey results was the need more leaders of color in our mahasangha.  As a result of this response, the ARISE People Of Color (POC) Subgroup convened to discuss and …

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