Monthly Drop-In Dharma Study Group for Women, CC

With Siobhan Cassidy and Dana Velden

Every third Saturday of the month, 1 – 3 pm
in the Buddha Hall at City Center

February 17 – first meeting
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15

Buddhist teachings on nonduality emphasize that there is no “male” or “female” in any absolute sense. No matter who we are, or how awakened we are, we practice the dharma in our complicated gendered lives—it’s the only place we can practice. —The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

In this monthly drop-in meeting, we will sit and study together and focus on what arises when we experience the dharma, and our lives, in a woman’s body. We will begin each meeting with short meditation instruction and a period of meditation, followed by a dharma talk and group discussion.

Texts that we will be using to guide our discussions are The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, Being Bodies: Buddhist Women on the Paradox of Embodiment, and The Way of Tenderness.

This group is open to all women, including self-identified women, and is appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners from all spiritual backgrounds. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.

This is a drop-in meeting so no registration is needed. The group is supported by dana (donations) given at the meeting.