Dear members of the Tergar Meditation Community,
We write to call attention to the increasing climate of racism and violence targeting Asian communities. The recent murders in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon C Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, and the violent wounding of Elcias R Hernandiz-Ortiz, offer a stark reminder of the devastation that unexamined hatred, fear, and delusion can reap in the world. We also recognize the intersection of misogyny and racism demonstrated in this horrific crime. We grieve with the families and the beloved communities of the victims, as they grapple with the pain and suffering of this loss. We offer our condolences to Asian communities for whom this pain and loss serves as a reminder of the vicious discrimination that their communities have endured historically and continue to endure today.
Tergar wishes to acknowledge the global community of Mingyur Rinpoche’s Asian students. We stand in solidarity with you and with Asian communities around the world, and we denounce hate crimes and violent atrocities, wherever they may occur.
May the victims of this crime, and their loved ones, be free from suffering and its causes.
May the perpetrator of this crime, and his loved ones, be free from suffering and its causes.
May we all awaken to Buddhahood as one.
Tergar International Board of Directors and Staff