On-Land Retreat

Home is Here, Refuge is Now: An Asian American Gathering

Longer Website Description (150 words): This daylong gathering offers an opportunity for people of Asian heritage to deepen their relationship to the Dharma in a supportive community. Anyone of Asian heritage (including Central, East, North, South, Southeast, and West Asian heritage) is warmly welcome to join. Inspired by Rev. Liên’s book Home is Here: Practicing Antiracism with the Engaged Eightfold Path and Chenxing’s book Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists, our daylong will weave together a range of teachings and practices. In addition to meditation, chanting, and other somatic and creative practices, there will be ample time for dyadic conversation and group sharing. Together, we will cultivate the possibility that “home is here, refuge is now.”

Teaching Team

Rev. Liên Shutt, LCSW

Rev. Liên Shutt, LCSW

Teacher

REV. LIÊN SHUTT (she/they) is a priest in the Shunryu Suzuki tradition. She received her meditation training in the Insight and Soto Zen traditions in the United States, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Visit AccessToZen.org for ways to connect and practice together.

Chenxing Han, MA

Chenxing Han, MA

Teacher

Chenxing Han (she/her) is the author of the books "Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists" (North Atlantic Books, 2021); one long listening: a memoir of grief, friendship, and spiritual care (North Atlantic Books, 2023); and numerous articles and book chapters for both academic and mainstream audiences.

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