Black Lives Matter
Tendai North America stands in solidarity and support with protesters demanding Black racial justice and an end to police brutality. The police as an institution is a reflection of society at large. All of our institutions must restructure to be equitable and free from oppressive policies. Black lives matter. We must be committed to anti-racism and social justice until our society and institutions reflect this reality. Skin color does not determine a person’s worth, and no one should be above the law. As Buddhists, we acknowledge that when one person suffers, we all suffer. Everyone has a stake in this movement. Rev. William Barber II has stated that “this is the second reconstruction”. We have the opportunity to make it work this time. Our actions and inactions create the future. May we act with Karuna (Compassion), Prajñā (Wisdom) and Upaya (Skillful Means) in this moment to build a future based on social fairness and integrity.
We are a Buddhist temple community practicing the teachings Tendai Buddhism in Middletown, California.
In recognition of the need to support the health and safety of the community due to the heightened risk of contracting COVID-19, California Tendai has moved our larger services online. Our weekly Dharma discussion and Shikan service is on Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM PDT / 9:00 PM EDT and our daily service from the Shikando is Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. If you would like to join us, please sign up for our newsletter by adding your email address to the sign up box on the right.
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