Women and Buddhism (class), CC 10/8 – 11/26

led by Jisan Tova Green
in the Sangha Room

  Eight Mondays, October 8 – November 26, 7:30 – 9 pm

From the time of the Buddha, women have played an important, although sometimes hidden, role in Buddhism. In recent years the teachings and struggles of Buddhist women, past and present, have become better known.  Their stories can instruct and inspire all practitioners today.

This class will include readings, reflection (verbal and written), and discussion, and will focus on the first Buddhist women in India, Zen women in China and Japan, and contemporary Buddhist women in the U.S. and around the world.

Readings will be drawn from Susan Murcott's The First Buddhist Women, Grace Shireson's Zen Women, Paula Arai's Women Living Zen and Bringing Zen Home, and Florence Caplow and Susan Moon's The Hidden Lamp.

Fees: $160; $144 current SFZC members; $96 limited income. Some partial scholarships available.

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