This day-long retreat is based on the stories in the ground-breaking new book, The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened women. Join co-editors Florence Caplow and Susan Moon and contributor Anna Douglas in exploring the remarkable and largely unknown stories and koans of Buddhist women of the past. The stories are poetic, irreverent, and sometimes very funny.
During the course of the day, we'll dive into these stories in silence, in small-group dialogues, in writing, and playful enactment. These stories are mirrors for our own life and practice, whether we are male or female.
We'll tell each other some stories of our own. We'll certainly laugh, we'll probably cry, and we'll appreciate the wisdom and courage inherent in our own lives. We'll include some silent periods of sitting and walking meditation. Open to women and men and transgender.
Zenshin Florence Caplow is an itinerant Zen priest, vipassana practitioner, editor, writer, and field botanist.
Susan Moon is a Soto Zen Lay teacher, writer, editor and writing teacher. Her previous books include This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
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