A day of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks by Zen teacher Sue Moon, and discussion. In collaboration with Florence Caplow, Sue edited the important book The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.
This text has inspired countless Zen practitioners. Using the stories themselves along with the commentary by modern women practitioners, many of us have become reacquainted with important Buddhist women of the past, as well as encountering important Buddhist women of our own time.
The day will focus on women’s teachings, but is open to everyone. The day includes a dharma talk by Sue Moon. Sue is a writer, editor, and lay teacher in the Soto Zen tradition. She is the author of a number of books about Buddhism, including the humor book The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi and This is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity, and, with Norman Fischer, What Is Zen? Plain Talk for a beginner’s Mind. For many years she was the editor of Turning Wheel, the journal of socially engaged Buddhism. Her short stories and essays have been published widely.
If this is your first one-day sitting, please contact the Heads of Practice, Louise Dreyfus or Gayle Klaybor.
Please arrive by 8:30 am. The day ends at 4 pm. Vegetarian lunch and snacks are included.
One day sittings are an opportunity to refresh practice and explore new teachings in an intensive way.