May 31, 2020

Teisho by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

The pandemic shoved the unsurpassable threat of climate change out of the news, and now the outbreak of demonstrations in cities all over the country has seized our attention. Today we memorialize 100,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths with the traditional Buddhist memorial prayer, but also acknowledge the deadly virus of systemic racism and oppression of African-Americans in this country, as well as the dilemma of protesting police abuse without succumbing to violence.

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