one long listening: a conversation with author Chenxing Han, June 17

June 17, 2023

3:20 PM - 4:20 PM


Join us for our in-person Saturday morning program at Boundless Mind Temple in Brooklyn, which will include a conversation with author Chenxing Han at 11:20am EST.

Location: Christ Church Cobble Hill, located at 326 Clinton Street (enter by the Clinton Street driveway gate, pass the scaffolding, and through the double doors)

BZC‘s administrative director Ryan Lee Wong will be welcoming author Chenxing Han for a conversation on her new book one long listening, a memoir of grief, friendship, and spiritual care.

Immigrant daughter, novice chaplain, bereaved friend: author Chenxing Han takes us on a pilgrimage through the wilds of grief and laughter, pain and impermanence, reconnecting us to both the heartache and inexplicable brightness of being human.

Eddying around three autumns of Han’s life, one long listening journeys from a mountaintop monastery in Taiwan to West Coast oncology wards, from oceanside Ireland to riverfront Phnom Penh. Through letters to a dying friend, bedside chaplaincy visits, and memories of a migratory childhood, Han’s startling, searching memoir cuts a singular portrait of a spiritual caregiver in training. More information about one long listening is available here.



Please note that no dharma talk will be offered. You are welcome to come to all or just part of the Saturday morning program schedule:

09:00am — Doors open
09:25am — Han (wooden board calling people to meditation)
09:40am — Zazen (sitting meditation)
10:10am — Kinhin (walking meditation)
10:20am — Zazen
10:50am — Service (ceremonial chanting, bowing and incense offering)
11:20pm — Conversation between Ryan Lee Wong and Chenxing Han
12:20pm — Soji (temple cleaning practice)
12:40pm — Tea (informal tea time)

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About Chenxing Han

Image by Lan Le

Chenxing Han is the author of the widely reviewed Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists, and the recently released one long listening: a memoir of grief, friendship, and spiritual care, both with North Atlantic Books. She is a regular contributor to Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Buddhadharma, and other publications, and a frequent speaker and workshop leader at schools, universities, and Buddhist communities across the nation. She has received fellowships from Hedgebrook, Hemera Foundation, the Lenz Foundation, and elsewhere.

Chenxing 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. She is a co-teacher of Listening to the Buddhists in Our Backyard at Phillips Academy Andover, and a co-organizer of May We Gather: A National Buddhist Memorial for Asian American Ancestors.

one long listening: a conversation with author Chenxing Han, June 17