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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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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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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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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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