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Building Buddhist Communities: A Retreat Inspired by Be the Refuge
YBE is thrilled to invite you to this free online retreat, inspired by the recently published book Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists. We are delighted to feature author Chenxing Han alongside many other presenters and panelists for this exciting half-day event. Come prepared to participate in interactive sessions inspired by the four parts of Be the Refuge: Trailblazers, Bridge-Builders, Integrators, and Refuge Makers. The retreat is open to people of all backgrounds. We hope our time together can deepen connections and build friendships within and beyond our Buddhist communities.

In order to build a stronger sense of community for our retreat, we kindly ask participants to commit to attending the entire event (10am–3pm PT). If you have any questions, please email

In addition to our opening and closing sessions, we’ll enjoy four main sessions together:
(I) Trailblazers: The Deep Roots of Asian American Buddhism
(II) Bridge-Builders: Show & Tell with Second-Gen Buddhists
(III) Integrators: A Panel with BIPOC Convert Buddhists
(IV) Writing Workshop on Anger, Privilege, and Solidarity

If you would like to purchase the book, you can head to

This event is FREE. However, the suggested donation is between $10-15. All donations made towards this event will go to thanking our speakers, panelists, and presenters. To donate, go to and when checking out, include "for BTR Retreat" in notes section.

May 22, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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