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Awakening in a Female Form: A Panel Discussion on Women in Zen, CC 1/10

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Book Review for The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women
Courage and Intimacy: Ancient Stories of Awakened Women and How They Matter in Our Lives, CC 1/11
01/11/2014
Zenshin Florence Caplow
Reigetsu Susan Moon
Eijun Linda Cutts (Central Abbess)
Zenkei Blanche Hartman (Senior Dharma Teacher)
Furyu Nancy Schroeder (Abiding Abbess, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center)
Jisan Tova Green
Daiyu Judith Randall
with Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan Moon
and panelists Eijun Linda Cutts, Zenkei Blanche Hartman, Furyu Schroeder, Shosan Victoria Austin, Jisan Tova Green and Daiyu Judith Randall

Friday, January 10, 2014
7:30 - 9 pm
in the City Center dining room

San Francisco Zen Center is pleased to present a panel discussion featuring contributing writers from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women. The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. Short, lively and personal, many of the commentaries presented in the book are written by women teachers in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. The editors of this anthology will be present to introduce the book and our panel speakers.

Fees: $5-15 suggested donation (sliding-scale). No one turned away for lack of funds.

The Zen Center bookstore will be open during this event. Zen Center members receive a 10% discount on The Hidden Lamp and other purchases.


Related Bio(s):

Zenshin Florence Caplow
Zenshin Florence Caplow is an itinerant Soto Zen priest, vipassana practitioner, editor and writer. Her most recent book is The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.

Reigetsu Susan Moon
Susan Moon is a Soto Zen lay teacher and is the author of four books, including This Is Getting Old. Her most recent book is Record of the Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.

Eijun Linda Cutts (Central Abbess)
Eijun Linda Cutts came to San Francisco Zen Center in 1971, was ordained as a priest in 1975, and has resided at Green Gulch Farm since 1993. In 1996 Linda received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson. Having served as Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2007, she was appointed Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in 2010, and Central Abbess of SFZC in 2014. She continues to teach and lead practice periods and retreats at Tassajara, Green Gulch, Mexico, Italy and elsewhere, and has been leading Yoga-Zen retreats and workshops for many years.

Zenkei Blanche Hartman (Senior Dharma Teacher)
Zenkei Blanche Hartman began sitting in 1969 at the Berkeley Zen Center with Sojun Mel Weitsman and in San Francisco with Suzuki Roshi. She was priest ordained in 1977 by Zentatsu Baker and received dharma transmission with Sojun in 1988. Zenkei was the first woman Abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, serving in that position from 1996-2003.

Furyu Nancy Schroeder (Abiding Abbess, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center)
A resident of Zen Center for over 35 years, in 2014 Furyu Nancy Schroeder became abiding abbess at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, where she lives with her partner, Dr. Grace Dammann, and their daughter, Sabrina. Fu has held most of the monastic positions at Zen Center and has been an active supporter of programs for children, people of color, the gay and lesbian community, and the interfaith community. In 2008 she was elected to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame, and in 2010 she was appointed to the Board of the Marin Community Foundation. She received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson in 1999.

Jisan Tova Green
Jisan Tova Green, LCSW, currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice President of San Francisco Zen Center. Previously she held positions as City Center Director and as a hospice social worker. A practice leader at San Francisco Zen Center, Tova co-founded Zen Center's Queer Dharma Group.

Daiyu Judith Randall
Daiyu Judith Randall came to Zen Center in 2000 after working in Quaker organizations and hospice social work. She was ordained as a priest by Paul Haller in 2004 and lived and practiced at Tassajara for 10 years. Currently she is assistant to the Abiding Abbot at City Center.