Sumeru News — Women in Buddhism

Shinko Roshi and the Five Goddesses

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Shinko Roshi, the subject of my latest column for Buddhistdoor, talks about her journey through Zen to invocations of the Five Goddesses. Here's the link:

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YASODHARA book review

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Yasodhara and the BuddhaVanessa R. Sasson Bloomsbury Academic 2021Paperback: 304 pages / ISBN: 978-1350163164 / 6.08 x 0.62 x 9.29 inches From the Publisher By combining the spirit of fiction with the fabulism of Indian mythology and in-depth academic research, Vanessa R. Sasson shares the evocative story of the Buddha from the perspective of a forgotten woman: Yasodhara, the Buddha's wife.Although often marginalized, Yasodhara's narrative here comes to life. Written with a strong feminist voice, we encounter Yasodhara as a fiercely independent, passionate and resilient individual. We witness her joys and sorrows, her expectations and frustrations, her fairy-tale wedding, and her overwhelming devastation...

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The Zen Priestess and the Snake in Boulder in November!

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Here's the Boulder Bookstore book launch website: A $5 ticket for this virtual event gets you $5 off the price of the book. And here's their Facebook page for the event: And here's the poster:

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The Zen Priestess and the Snake in Chicago this Sunday!

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This weekend on Sunday September 27, Roshi Shinko will be delivering the dharma talk for the Zen Life and Meditation Center, Chicago.  It will be part of their Sunday Morning Zen. They will be doing a service from 8:30 - 8:55 am (CST) - chanting the Heart Sutra, Identity, and 2 dharanis.  Then they have zazen followed by Roshi’s talk which starts at 9:00 am Colorado time (10:00 in Chicago).  She will base her talk on her book The Zen Priestess and the Snake.  You can join the program at any time before the talk. Here’s the link for Sunday...

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