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Transgender and Queer Love: We Will Not Go Back

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we hold in our hearts our dear queer, trans, lesbian, gay, two-spirit siblings (QTLGB2S+) and all the communities and families who lost a sibling, a friend, a relative from anti-transgender violence. We grieve the broken hearts from these acts of hatred. We grieve for those who’ve lost their lives. …

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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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OI Members Partake in Immigration Demonstration

On Saturday, July 20th, 2019, a number of Order of Interbeing members partook in a demonstation against the detainment of migrant children in Oklahoma at a concentration camp previously used to detain Japanese-Americans. The action was covered by Lion’s Roar and we encourage Plum Village community members to read about this example of fusing spiritual …

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POC Retreat May 2018: Cultivating Compassion & Resilience

Registration is open for the upcoming People of Color Retreat this May 2018: Cultivating Compassion & Resilience! It will be held in Baltimore, MD, and co-hosted by Blue Cliff Monastery and the Baltimore and Beyond Mindfulness Community. Retreatants may sign up for the FIVE-DAY Retreat (May 2-6) or the WEEKEND Retreat (May 4-6). [Click here to register] More …

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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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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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