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Water is Life: a memorial for B.A. Naholowa’a

Water is Life: a memorial for B.A. Naholowa’a

In memory of B.A., a great water protector. Yi Ling writes about their shared island ocean connections and invaluable lessons working alongside him at the medic tent at Standing Ro ...

I Vow To Stop Police Militarization: Buddhist Eyewitness to Urban Shield

I Vow To Stop Police Militarization: Buddhist Eyewitness to Urban Shield

Buddhism teaches us to practice non-discrimination, but this does not mean ignoring cruelty, violence, racism and oppression. After witnessing Urban Shield, I vow to redouble my ef ...

Applications Now Open: Block Build Be 2018

Applications Now Open: Block Build Be 2018

Do you get down at the intersection of social justice and Buddhism? Apply today for our Block Build Be Leadership retreat, happening June 21–24, in Northern California. ...

Thinking of Korea

Thinking of Korea

What can we do in the face of the great monster of war? One small offering: extending friendship. BPFers from across the US fold and send hundreds of blue paper butterflies in soli ...

#BlockBuildBe in the Fight to Make #BlackLivesMatter

#BlockBuildBe in the Fight to Make #BlackLivesMatter

After hearing Block Build Be described at the summer retreat with BPF, organizer Aaron Goggans brought the framework home to Black Lives Matter DC. Goggans says, that Block Build B ...

What’s Next for Buddhist Peace Fellowship?

What’s Next for Buddhist Peace Fellowship?

For 40 years, Buddhist Peace Fellowship has blended Buddhist wisdom with social and ecological activism. Today, at a time when spiritual and moral fortitude are especially crucial ...

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. ...

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 people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer *This article by Mushim Patricia Ikeda originally was published on Turning Wheel Media on October 28th, 2014. In the coming mont ...

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A Song to Stop Urban Shield

The 1999 WTO protests in Seattle marked the beginning of what has become a rapid militarization of U.S. police departments all across the country. BPFers in the Bay Area decided to take on this dangerous trend with the power of song. ...

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When You Picture U.S. Buddhists, Do You Think Of Me?

Re-visibilizing Asian Americans in Buddhism is a precious opportunity. It can mean opening up, anchoring in hard historical truths, and bearing witness to an array of stories, voices, and practices of the many, diverse Buddhists who somehow identify with the wide and politically fraught umbrella-term: Asian-American. ...

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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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