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.
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, is a resident practice leader at City Center. She currently serves as director of development for San Francisco Zen Center, and she also served recently as vice president and as City Center director. The co-founder of Zen Center's Queer Dharma Group, she received priest ordination from Eijun Linda Cutts in 2003. Tova received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and completed Smith's certificate program in Contemplative Social Work in 2008. Tova was a social worker at Hospice by the Bay until April 2011.
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.