Tapestry

Reclaiming Buddhism, and parenting when it feels like the world is ending

Chenxing Han is the author of Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists. Later, we visit a couple Toronto moms to see how they're faring two years into the pandemic with producer Arman Aghabli’s documentary Being Everything.
A twelve year old reads the Bible by candlelight in her school's classroom where she and other residents have taken refuge after Hurricane Matthew destroyed their homes. (Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated Press)

Chenxing Han is the author of Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists. The book delves into the question, why is North American Buddhism so white? Han calls out the erasure of young Asian American Buddhists while giving voice to their stories. 

As we approach the second anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdowns, producer Arman Aghbali brings you the documentary Being Everything. He talked to moms in and around Toronto's Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood about what it's like to be a parent and stay sane through the pandemic.

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