7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Angel City Zen Center
Week 1 of a 4 week course taught by Gesshin Greenwood each Tuesday in March.
This four-week class will examine Buddhist practice in gendered bodies. Each week we will gather first to sit zazen, and then to discuss various readings on gender, sexuality, and race. Through historical and contemporary texts, we will look at how Buddhist women in India, Tibet, and Japan articulated their practice, achievements, and challenges. We will also think critically about those texts as representations—not necessarily historical fact—, attempting to reconcile the contradiction of a tradition which preaches the divinity of the feminine while denigrating women in society. Lastly, we touch upon contemporary issues of power and authority within contemporary sanghas.
Each week, there will be 30-40 pages of reading, to be made accessible online.
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