Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism
ONLINE Weekend Retreat
with Pam Weiss
Like all true spiritual teachings, Buddhism offers a radical shift: from me to we, fracture to unity, and fear to love. But like most institutionalized religions, Buddhism developed under systems of hierarchy, patriarchy, and power that have become interwoven into its structure. All too often, the voices and perspectives of women have been overlooked or ignored.
This online weekend workshop will include teachings, reflections and practices that reweave feminine qualities—of embodiment, nourishment, tenderness and mystery—into the fabric of Buddhist practice, and will share myths and stories of Buddhist women, who surrounded the historical Buddha including his mother, Maya, his aunt, Pajapati, and his wife, Yasodhara. We will also introduce feminine and transfeminine archetypes that offer inspirational examples for addressing the divisiveness and uncertainty we face today.
Our time together will include guided meditation, dharma talks, and interactive inquiry. You will leave with new insights and perspectives, and fresh ways to embody and engage practice in daily life.
People of all genders are welcome.
About the Teacher
Pamela Weiss has been practicing Buddhism since 1987, including several years of Zen monastic training at Tassajara, and teacher training with Jack Kornfield at Spirit Rock. Pamela leads a weekly sitting group through San Francisco Insight and offers retreats and workshops internationally.
She is also an executive coach and Founder of Appropriate Response, a company that has brought the power of mindful awareness to hundreds of leaders and organizations including Genentech, Salesforce and Pixar.