Thursday, April 4, 2019

Feminine spirituality: gender and meditation

Ananda (Dharma Meditation Initiative), Seven, Jen, Crystal (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Dharma Meditation Initiative, Pasadena, Los Angeles, April 4, 2019, 7:00 PM
The Divine Feminine is alive and well in Buddhism -- enlightened female disciples, Kwan Yin Goddess of Compassion, the Taras, Dakkhinis, Yoginis, modern American female teachers like:

Pema Chodron, Tara Brock, Ayya Khema, Ruth Denison, Trudy Goodman, Celeste Young, Sharon Salzberg, Shaila Catherine, Joan Halifax, Sylvia Boorstein, Tina Rasmussen, Spring Washam, Ven. Dipankara, Sayalay Susila, JoAnna Hardy, Lila Kate Wheeler, Dipa Ma, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Ayya Tathaloka, Kamala Masters, [Byron Katie], and many others.

Is there a gendered approach to meditation and the practice of the Dharma? Who were the historical Buddha's chief female disciples who worked hand in hand with him to grow the Nun's Sangha? What happened to his fully enlightened wife and sister and mother, and why do we never hear about them? Co-hosted by a young former American Buddhist nun.

Followed by yummy vegan snacks and kombucha! FREE/small voluntary donations accepted. RSVP FREE
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