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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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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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