Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism

October 24 - October 25, 2020

Pamela Weiss

Robert A.F. Thurman

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. This weekend workshop will share teachings, reflections and practices that reweave feminine qualities—of embodiment, nourishment, tenderness and mystery—into the fabric of Buddhist practice. Our time together will offer myths and stories of Buddhist women who surrounded the historical Buddha, and will introduce feminine and transfeminine archetypes that offer inspirational examples for how to address the challenges and uncertainty we face today. Each session will include guided meditation, a dharma talk, 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.
ScheduleThursday, October 15th
  • 6:30 - 7:30pm EST Introduction Program (Free Stream)
Saturday, October  24th
  • 1 - 4pm EST Afternoon Program
  • 7 - 9pm EST Evening Program
Sunday, October 25th
  • 1 - 4pm EST Afternoon Program
  • 7 - 9pm EST Evening Program
*Please note that schedule is subject to change.


Pamela Weiss

PAMELA WEISS is a Buddhist teacher and the author of “A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism.” She is authorized in two traditions—Zen and Theravada, is a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher Council, and a guiding teacher at San Francisco Insight. Pamela is also a...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhis...



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