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Women in Buddhism - Community Gathering
The Interdependence Project
302 Bowery Middle BuzzerNew York, NY 10012
Mon, 12/9/2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Buddha taught that anyone can achieve personal liberation from suffering by working with their own mind and heart to uncover their inherent wisdom and compassion.
But Buddhist institutions were mainly established by men, who became the writers of stories and texts and became the teachers and interpreters of the Buddha's words throughout the many Buddhist lineages. How can women practitioners today understand their role as Buddhists, support female teachers and leaders, and create a harmonious and balanced sangha?
Join IDP on this special evening as we explore the historical underpinnings of the role of women in Buddhism, including gender bias and sexism, and discuss the current situation in the western Buddhist community today. We’ll also consider ways to establish a Women’s Community within the larger IDP and local NYC Buddhist community.
This by-donation event will be peer-led by Nancy Thompson and Amy Wilder. All are welcome.