Contextualizing Buddhist Temple Vandalism Discussion Panel

At University of the West, our values have always guided our expression of character, compassion, and community. This has allowed us to make sense of and cope with some of the things that happen in the world, particularly senseless atrocities. But what happens when some of these inexplicable acts are directed toward our community?

Rev. Dr. Jitsujo Gauthier’s Engaged Zen class in the Buddhist Chaplaincy Department has organized a panel discussion to reflect on recent hate crimes against Asian Americans.

Titled, “Contextualizing Buddhist Temple Vandalism,” the panel features special guests Bishop Noriaki Ito from Higashi Hongani Buddhist Temple, Abbot Bhante Chaochu from Rosemead Buddhist Monastery, Su Co Thich Minh Tu from Huong Tich Temple, and Dr. Funie Hsu from San Jose State University.

Please join us for this important discussion on Wednesday, April 7 from 3 to 4:30pm Pacific Time.

Zoom ID: 983 9083 4377
Passcode: Zen2021

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