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Welcome to "Opening Dharma Access," a podcast where we hear stories from BIPOC Teachers about their Dharma experiences and practice, and how those inform the ways they are sharing the Dharma today.

Opening Dharma Access: Listening to BIPOC Teachers Rev. Liên Shutt, Kaira Jewel Lingo & Lama Karma Yeshe Chödrön

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Welcome to "Opening Dharma Access," a podcast where we hear stories from BIPOC Teachers about their Dharma experiences and practice, and how those inform the ways they are sharing the Dharma today.

    "Compassionate Touch Meditation" with Sharon Suh

    "Compassionate Touch Meditation" with Sharon Suh

    Enjoy this short guided meditation from Sharon Suh, called, "Compassionate Touch Meditation."Guest:SHARON SUH is professor of Buddhism at Seattle University and author of Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community (2004); Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film (2015); and Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir (2019). She focuses on racialized trauma experienced by people of color and emphasizes the importance of embodiment. She's also President of Sakyadhita Int...

    • 5 min
    "Silence is Not the Way" with Professor Sharon Suh

    "Silence is Not the Way" with Professor Sharon Suh

    A layered and engaging discussion with Prof. Sharon Suh on what "Asian American Buddhism can be defined as; including the refusal to be silenced.Guest:SHARON SUH is professor of Buddhism at Seattle University and author of Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community (2004); Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film (2015); and Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir (2019). She focuses on racialized trauma experienced by people of color and emphasizes the importance o...

    • 44 min
    What Happens When We Don't Get What We Want? with JP deGuzman

    What Happens When We Don't Get What We Want? with JP deGuzman

    Enjoy this short dharma talk from Reverend Jean Paul Contreras deGuzman. GUEST REV. DR. JP DEGUZMAN (he/him) is minister’s assistant at the 103-year-old San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and received tokudo ordination at Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan in 2023. He teaches history and Ethnic Studies at Windward School and UCLA where he earned the University Distinguished Teaching Award. His publications include:Lions Roar: "The Pure Land is in the West"Everyday Buddhist: "The Dharm...

    • 8 min
    O'kagesama-de (All thanks are due to you...) with Reverend Jean Paul Contreras deGuzman

    O'kagesama-de (All thanks are due to you...) with Reverend Jean Paul Contreras deGuzman

    Rev. Dr. Jean-Paul Contreras deGuzman talks about how he came to Jodo Shinshu Pureland Buddhist practice coming from a Catholic family and after moving forward from a traditional path as an academic. He and Dana Takagi have an enlivened discussion about the importance and power of cultural gatherings like Mochi-tsuki for sangha and the wider community, and the role of pop culture references in Rev JP's talks in the San Fernando Valley. REV. DR. JP DEGUZMAN (he/him) is minister’s assistant at ...

    • 48 min
    Meditating on the Dharma Joy and Disquiet of Asian American and Identity

    Meditating on the Dharma Joy and Disquiet of Asian American and Identity

    Dana provides us with some reflections and meditations on this season of ODA so far, inspired by some of the discussion around Asian joy in the last episode with Mihiri Tillakaratne and Noel Alumit. She talks about Asian American versus Asian Diaspora being claimed by some of our conversation partners on the podcast. Dana also talks about a colleague Gary Okihiro, who passed away on May 20th, and his deep impact on expanding the field of Asian American studies to go beyond solely the history ...

    • 8 min
    Bodhi Leaves: The Asian American Buddhist Monthly Co-Associate Editors Mihiri Tillakaratne and Noel Alumit

    Bodhi Leaves: The Asian American Buddhist Monthly Co-Associate Editors Mihiri Tillakaratne and Noel Alumit

    In this rich and joyful conversation, Rev. Liên and Rev. Dana talk with Mihiri Tillakaratne and Noel Alumit, the co-founders and co-associate editors of Bodhi Leaves: The Asian American Buddhist Monthly at Lion's Roar. Bodhi Leaves is the first published series of its kind, highlighting and focusing on the experiences and perspectives of Asian American Buddhist practitioners. We learn about Mihiri and Noel's views on their own identities and spiritual backgrounds, as well as about how Bodhi L...

    • 46 min

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