Friday, August 26, 2011


Angry Asian Buddhist has posted essay by Alan Senauke on Race & Buddhism, the author of The Bodhisattva's Embrace:Dispatches from Engaged Buddhism's Front Lines.

Copied below is the first paragraph of the essay, click the link below to redirect to Angry Asian Buddhist to read the full essay:

Zen Master Dogen wrote “Gourd with its tendrils is entwined with gourd.” This means we are all intimately bound up, wound up with each other. Truly inseparable. At Buddhist Peace Fellowship, San Francisco Zen Center, and at Berkeley Zen Center, we have been talking about the complexities of diversity, race, zen practice, and our communities in the United States. This is not just about “political correctness;” it is about practice and awareness. My own thoughts are not entirely clear. If I sound critical, it includes self-criticism. My own efforts have fallen short and I think we need to work on this together.

Read the full essay at Angry Asian Buddhist

Buy The Bodhisattva's Embrace:Dispatches from Engaged Buddhism's Front Lines from Amazon

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