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Buddha’s Women Disciples – An SCOL Retreat

March 24, 5:30 pm - March 27, 10:00 am

Teacher: Lama Chimey (Lois Beran)

There were numerous accomplished and realized women who were disciples of the Buddha 2,500 years ago – both lay and monastic. The stories and songs of these women are contained primarily in the Pali Canon and have survived – first orally and then in writing – since the time of the Buddha. The very fact of survival indicates their significance to Buddhism.

This retreat will be a mixture of sharing the songs, stories, and biographies of the women; how their realizations relate to specific teachings of the Buddha; the history and culture of that era; and sessions of shamatha. Participants will be encouraged, but not required, to enact or read their favorite stories. Artists, bring your tools!

Men are encouraged to join this retreat.

Registration coming soon!


March 24, 5:30 pm
March 27, 10:00 am
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