Sister True Moon of Clear Grace received her novice ordination in the Plum Village Vietnamese Zen tradition headed by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. She is a member of the Care Taking Council for the Earth Holder Community which is a mindful Earth/Social justice initiative in the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism.
She is also a Core member for the ARISE Sangha (Awakening through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity) a community of mindfulness practitioners and monastics who come together to heal the wounds of racial injustice and social inequity, beginning with looking deeply within ourselves and using the energy of compassion, understanding, and love in action. She has recently left Deer Park Monastery to take refuge in Heartwood’s intentional community and the vision of its founders.
The Dharma has been her greatest source of insight and transformation to heal from injustices of all kinds. It has helped her to learn truths and unlearn deeply embedded beliefs that have kept her away from the liberation of such sufferings in her daily life. She wishes to integrate these skills, understandings, wisdom traditions and worldviews in her intention for contributing to the ending of suffering for all beings. Mindfulness meditation and the dharma are ideal for transforming suffering, particularly the trauma of oppression and its many vicissitudes-where the chains around our minds and hearts can be broken and dissolved. With True Love and Inclusiveness sister Clear Grace wishes to further break through the illusions that these opinions and beliefs are internalized and ways in which they are presenting themselves in our dharma communities.