Statement from ARISE: Gatha for Healing Racial, Systemic and Social Inequity
We recite this Gatha (poem) created in response to the U.S. presidential election, at the opening of each BBMC gathering to clearly name the context of suffering, ground our collective intention in love and engage honestly together on the path to liberation.
We need to build this new “woke” way of living together—how it functions, handles conflict, makes decisions, eats and loves, grieves and plays. And we can’t do that by burning out." —Mushim Patricia Ikeda