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Burma’s Genocide: A Panel Discussion, Plus 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

Burma’s Genocide: A Panel Discussion, Plus 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar has reached a tipping point. What can we do? BPF Board member Jess Benjamin reports back from a panel hosted by the Chicago Theological Seminary. ...

Surviving Auschwitz, Resisting Trump, Staying Open

Surviving Auschwitz, Resisting Trump, Staying Open

This week visiting home, I’m pulled to revisit some family papers. Today, under Trump’s ascendancy, I am the exact same age as my maternal grandfather was when Hitler rose to power ...

What’s My Role in the Revolution?

What’s My Role in the Revolution?

Have you ever wondered if you're doing enough, or doing the right things, to create true social and spiritual transformation? If so, it might be time to re-visit your role in the r ...

Rest in Power Aaron Lee, the Angry Asian Buddhist

Rest in Power Aaron Lee, the Angry Asian Buddhist

Aaron Lee, author of the blog Angry Asian Buddhist, died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 34. BPF reflects on all we've learned, and continue to learn, from Arun’s clear ...

To Liberate All Beings from the Dukkha of Deportation

To Liberate All Beings from the Dukkha of Deportation

Last year, on November 8, a member of my chosen family deported himself to Mexico. Rodolfo's courage in fighting for migrant justice reminds me of the first vow of the Bodhisattva ...

Emergency Teach-In: Buddhists Wage Peace in Korea

Emergency Teach-In: Buddhists Wage Peace in Korea

You might have heard Trump’s “fire and fury” dick-swinging toward North Korea, risking nuclear escalation. Did you also know that Won Buddhists are playing a major role for peace o ...

A New Story of Us: Storytelling, Movement Building & the 4th Noble Truth

A New Story of Us: Storytelling, Movement Building & the 4th Noble Truth

Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a ...

Urgent Prayers for Charlottesville, Virginia

As extreme right-wing groups, encouraged to arrive armed, prepare to converge in Charlottesville, Virginia tomorrow, we at Buddhist Peace Fellowship want to Be in spiritual and material solidarity with all those on the ground, compassionately confronting racist violence. We are honored to pass along this letter with permission from our friend, BPF member, and Block Build Be alum, Sarah Thompson ('16) — a bo ...

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Show Us Your Jewels! A Community Art Project

What does refuge look like to those who seek wisdom and liberation in both radical politics and compassionate contemplation?  Check out our community art project: Refuge: Show Us Your Jewels [divide style="2"] Inspired to share? Show us what refuge looks like to you! Please join our community art project and help us dream up a more radical refuge. Share your visual or verbal representations of the Three Ref ...

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Awakening Together with Integrity

BY LARRY YANG Often when we speak of the term “Mindfulness” there is a key component missing among its usefulness. What is often not addressed or explored is the aspect of mindfulness that we call integrity or ethics. We can be mindful of ANYTHING—of person, of activity, of thing or of object. While conventionally we discuss mindfulness as a path to freedom and happiness, we also can be mindful of how to ac ...

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Apply Now! Block, Build, Be Retreat 2017

Go deeper into BPF's unique ecology of spirituality and social justice, in our 2nd annual Block, Build, Be leadership retreat: blocking harm and oppression, building new worlds, and being in alignment with our values for collective liberation. ...

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Make Meetings a Refuge

"Those might be the nicest things people have ever said to me," a BPF board member reflected sincerely as we closed our yearly board and staff retreat with a circle of appreciation. ...

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