Watching the moon at midnight,
I knew myself completely
No part left out.
The teachings of the Buddha were passed down in an oral tradition for several hundred years after his death. Male monastic scribes infused his words with patriarchal bias and wrote women’s experiences and perspectives out of the narrative. Reweaving women’s stories back into these teachings is an act of reparation that can offer each of us a fuller understanding of awakening today.
During this four-week program, we will share stories and myths of ancient, archetypal Buddhist women, drawing inspiration from their nurturance, intuition, fierce compassion and embodied wisdom. Engaging these qualities can allow our practice to ripen and encourage us to more bravely and resiliently address the racism, misogyny and divisiveness we face in society.
Through guided meditation, dharma talk, readings, reflections, and integrative personal practice, we will discover a wider, more inclusive sky; a sky that supports the liberation of all beings, without exception.
People of all genders are welcome.