San Francisco Buddhist Center

The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

On Mon, 20 January, 2014 - 00:45
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Sat, Jan 25, 6pm to 8pm at the SFBC
(doors open 5:45pm)

Join editors Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan Moon, and contributing authors Mushim Ikeda-Nash and Viveka to celebrate the recent publication of this amazing collection of buddhist stories and koans from women through the ages.

6:00-6:30 meditation
6:30-7:30 readings and discussion
7:30-8:00 reception, book sale & signing

The event is by donation, and books will be available for purchase. Out of respect for people with environmental illnesses we ask that you do not wear fragrances.

The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden for centuries, unknown until this volume. These stories are extraordinary expressions of freedom and fearlessness, relevant for men and women of any time or place. In these pages we meet nuns, laywomen practicing with their families, famous teachers honored by emperors, and old women selling tea on the side of the road. Each story is accompanied by a reflection by a contemporary woman teacher - personal responses that help bring the old stories alive for readers today - and concluded by a final meditation for the reader, a question from the editors meant to spark further rumination and inquiry. These are the voices of the women ancestors of every contemporary Buddhist.

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