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Inclusiveness, Diversity and Multiculturalism


We take refuge in the Sangha, together with all beings.  May we live with the Sangha, the life of harmony, which is without attachment.

Welcoming all who sincerely seek the Dharma, the Both Sides / No Sides sangha offers a haven of peace and harmony in which to engage in the rigorous work of self-discovery through Zen practice.  The sister cities of Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, USA form the largest population center on any international border in the world.  Embracing the gift of our diversity, understanding that we are all truly one and interdependent, we support each other along our paths.  The practice of zazen is available to people of every race, religion, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability.


May all beings realize their true nature.

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