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buddhist diversity in america

IdeasMagazine | Feature

The Land of Many Dharmas

For the first time, Buddhists from virtually every tradition can be found in the same country—even the same city. We have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from one another.

By Rev. Dr. Kenneth Tanaka | Illustration by Peter Arkle

baby angel statue against colorful sky for story on taking refuge


Family Dharma: Taking Refuge (On the Wings of Angels)

While on silent vipassana retreat many years ago, I was introduced to the Buddhist tradition of Taking Refuge. Along with about one hundred other yogis (retreatants), I repeated after our teachers these phrases: “I take refuge…

By Beth Roth

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