You are invited to a new study group sponsored by Valley Streams Zen Sangha. The group will meet on the third Thursday of every month, 9 am-10:30 am.
First meeting: Thursday, October 19th at the Sacramento Dharma Center.
The group is open to all sanghas and genders ~ to anyone who is interested in studying the Dharma through the lives and teachings of our female Buddhist ancestors. Linda Dekker and Susan Farrar will facilitate.
Some resources we will use are:
•The Hidden Lamp, edited by Florence Caplow & Susan Moon
•Stars at Dawn; Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life, by Wendy Garling
•Women of Wisdom, by Lama Tsultrim Allione
•Being Bodies; Buddhist Women on the Paradox of Embodiment, edited by Lenore
Friedman & Susan Moon » Information flyer
On Monday, October 2, Doralee Grindler Katonah gave a talk and handed out suggestions for practicing with the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra. On October 9, she will lead a practice circle on our experience of working with the sutra during the past week. In case you missed the October 2 meeting, your may want to download the pdf of her handout.
In April 2017, Jim Hare traveled with a group of Western pilgrims to visit (and stay in) Buddhist monasteries in Zhejiang Province, south of Shanghai. Jim will present a thematic slide show and narrative, touching on devotional practices, the Bodhisattva Guanyin, T’ien T’ung Ssu (the monastery where Eihei Dogen met his teacher), and the T’ang era poet Han Shan.
Two (repeating) presentations at SDC Meditation Hall
Saturday, August 19, 7pm & Saturday, September 16, 7pm
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, who is leading our 1-day sitting on Saturday, June 3rd, is also offering a four-week online course on The Way of Tenderness.
Zenju Zenju shares with us that liberation is possible. Rather than examining race, gender, and sexuality as separate entities, she explores them as integral in relation to awakening, encouraging us to look to the interrelationships among us.
The course begins on June 5, 2017.
All sessions will be recorded so you can listen at your convenience any time.
Register at: http://onlineprograms.sfzc.org/tenderness/
On March 6 we will listen to a recorded Dharma talk by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Ph.D., author and ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priest. She combines Zen meditation, intuitive knowing, and indigenous wisdom in a path of liberation. Download the first chapters of her book:
The Way of Tenderness. (6 MB: may take a few minutes)