Buddhism With Bodies: Gender and Identity Throughout Buddhist History – part 1

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Date(s): 4/4/17
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Angel City Zen Center

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Class cancelled.


Week 1 of a 4 week course taught by Gesshin Greenwood each Tuesday in April.

Why study women in Buddhism? This class will discuss the role and place of feminism in Buddhism, looking at early articulations of Buddhist feminism in America, Japanese nuns’ struggles for bureaucratic equality, and contemporary race issues. Each week we will sit a period of zazen and then discuss an assigned reading, asking questions not only about the place of women in Buddhism historically, but also, how we practice as human beings with bodies. This class will address issues of power and narrative; what makes a woman? Who gets to speak for women, and for Buddhism? This course will include readings by Rita Gross, bell hooks, Paula Arai, and angel kyodo williams.

Each week, there will be 30-40 pages of reading, to be made accessible online.

Discounted rate available for members. If you’re not already a member, you can subscribe here.


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