inclusive resources offered by members of the Chrysanthemum Sangha 

we have respectfully and gently edited some of the works by Thich Nhat Hanh and other dharma teachers (lay and monastic) in the Plum Village Tradition in a way that does not alter the intended meaning, but makes them more inclusive and accessible to more people

Why call the sangha the “Chrysanthemum” Sangha?

(because we liked this quote:)

“In Christianity it is said that God created everything… Because I have been practicing as a Buddhist I know that between creator and created there must be some kind of link, otherwise creation would not be possible. So the chrysanthemum can say that God is a flower, and I agree, because there must be the element “flower” in God so that the flower can become a reality… So when a lesbian thinks of her relationship with God, if she practices deeply, she can find out that God is also a lesbian. Otherwise how could you be there? God is a lesbian, that is what I think, and God is gay also. God is a lesbian, but also a gay person, a black person, a white person, a chrysanthemum.”     ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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