In this workshop we will hear about the activities of Buddhist women in both historical and contemporary contexts. The speakers will present examples from different cultural spheres, including China, Japan, and the US. Audience members will have opportunities to ask questions and participate in discussions about the inclusion of women in teaching and practice of the Dharma. Please register in advance.

【Event Schedule】
See our activity schedule for details.

【Presenters】 (in alphabetical order)

Paula Arai, Associate Professor, LSU College

Beata Grant, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Susan Moon, Dharma Teacher and Author, Everyday Zen Sangha

Chun-fang Yu, Professor Emerita, Columbia University


Wendi Adamek, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
This course is designed for those who have taken the Level 1 course, or have an equivalent level of understanding of basic Chan (Zen) meditation practices.

In this course, you will practice Chan (Zen) meditation in a comprehensive manner. In addition to practicing sitting meditation and 8-form Moving Meditation, you will learn walking meditation, sleeping meditation, Chan yoga, and the fundamental theories of how to use these techniques to harmonize your body and mind. Applying the same skills and attitudes in your daily life will help you to deal with difficult people and situations better, relieve stress from work and life, and promote calm and joy in your life.

The teachers will have time to give personal attention to individual participants, and answer any questions you may have.

Led by Zarko Andricevic, a Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen, also the founder of Dharmalokaa, a Buddhist community in Croatia. Pre-requisites: Completion of Beginner's Meditation Class, and previous experience in a 3-day retreat.

Seven-day participation and pre-registration are required. Registration Date: 8/14 ~ 10/11

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