Women in Buddhism Events Series

These programs celebrate some of the feminine voices and perspectives that are shaping western Dharma for the benefit of all. With one or two exceptions, the programs in this series are designed for all genders, identities, and perspectives.
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A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism Book Group

Wednesdays, September 30-November 4, 7 – 8:30 PM.

Facilitators Karen DeCotis and Alice Robison guide reading and discussion of Pamela Weiss’ recent book. Books are available online or at the Country Bookshelf. All welcome!

Honoring Our Female Ancestors

The Bozeman Zen Group is offering four talks on Female Ancestors in the Buddhist tradition. Please join Wendy Roberts and Karen DeCotis for a rich dive into the lives of women who brought forth the Buddhadharma with vigor, commitment and wisdom. There will lecture/presentation, question and answer, reflection and dialogue. Don’t miss out on these amazing people who have transmitted the light of the Dharma. During the regular Bozeman Zen Group meeting, no registration required, all gender identities and Buddhist traditions welcome. To join a meeting, please use meeting number 958-657-6266 or this link.

  • Monday October 12, 7-8:15 PM
  • Monday November 23, 7-8:15 PM
  • Monday January 25, 7-8:15 PM
  • Monday February 22, 7-8:15 PM

Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism

November 13 – 15 with Pamela 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 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.

People of all genders welcome. Friday night is an open to the public, introductory talk to the weekend retreat.

The Feminine Shadow

Tuesday, January 19, 7 – 9 PM with Diane Hamilton. For women only.

Getting Through a Dark Night — Practices for wisely and compassionately seeing us through trying times

February 4 & 6, 2021 with Bonnie Duran. Thursday night talk and Saturday daylong retreat with Bonnie Duran. More details coming!

Weekend retreat with Dorothy Hunt

April 2-4 with Dorothy Hunt. Friday night talk and weekend retreat with Dorothy Hunt. Topic TBA.