A Reflection on Recent Anti-Asian Attacks

In recent weeks, we have seen a deeply troubling series of attacks on Buddhist and Asian American communities.  These attacks stoke anger and fear in our minds, as we worry for the safety of our family, our friends, and ourselves.  In moments like this, the Buddha appears in our lives to inspire us with the courage to stand in solidarity with our neighbors and speak up with a bold voice that echoes with the wisdom of the Tathagata’s words of truth.  Let us take the Buddha as our guide and work tirelessly so that all beings may live with care and respect for one another as fellow travelers who share a common wish for a life of peace and bliss.

Namo Amida Butsu