Talk-It-Out Radio

Be the Refuge

The voices of Asian American Buddhists are often not recognized or heard and assumptions about them do not acknowledge the diversity of thier lived experiences. Host Marlena Willis speaks with Chenxing Han, author of the book, Be The Refuge, Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists.

Chenxing Han is a Bay Area–based writer who holds a BA from Stanford University, an MA in Buddhist studies from the Graduate Theological Union, and a certificate in Buddhist chaplaincy from the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California. Her first book, Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists, was published by North Atlantic Books in January 2021. She recently co-organized May We Gather: A National Buddhist Memorial for Asian American Ancestors.

Learn more about Be the Refuge and Chenxing here.