Fabulous, Fierce, Females
Finding Energy, Compassion, & Understanding, Naturally with Dedication.
***This Group is open to all those who identify as women.***
DATES: 5 Fridays - March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, & July 16th
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
SUGGESTED DONATION: $85, no one turned away for lack of funds, there is a self-appointed scholarship at registration
WHERE: Online, via Zoom
TEXTS: Please see below.
REGISTRATION: To register, please click HERE
NOTE: This will be a limited group so please register soon. Registration is needed to reserve a space and get the zoom link. Your receipt with the zoom confirmation will come from ‘Acceptiva’, and include more information regarding the class. If the event closes, please email Candle to be put on the waiting list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Fabulous opportunity to share the fruits of our experiences with other fantastic females and those who identify as such, and practice the teachings of the Buddha and the First Buddhist Women’s writers.
We can lead the Fierce, untamed, passionate, menacingly wild mind to calm, compassion and clarity by using wise understanding and effort.
Join other Females to discover the fruits of insight (Vipassana) and loving kindness (Metta) meditation with an opening 20 min. meditation. Connect with the company of fabulous females dedicated to the path of freedom from the causes of suffering due to the untrained mind/ heart. We join with dedication, encouraging natural awareness to arise through mindfulness, kindness and compassion.
We will use “First Buddhist Women,” Poems and Stories of Awakening, by Susan Murcott as the text. Murcott gives great backgrounds on both the individual nuns and the context of the times in which they lived. The commentary and context provided in Murcott’s book helps gives the original texts more meaning.
Abe books: https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/first-buddhist-women-poems-stories/author/murcott-susan/
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Candle Summers arrived in Portland from Maui, Hawaii in 2013, and she started teaching at PIMC in 2020. She has participated for twenty years with her root teachers Kamala Masters and Steve Armstrong. She completed Spirit Rock’s four year Dharma Leader program in 2001 and her Theravadan background includes the teachings of Anagarika Munidra, Sayadaws U Pandita and U Tejaniya, Gil Fronsdal, Mark Nunberg, and more. Candle has been offering a monthly insight/metta meditation gathering on Mondays (now Zoom) in SE Portland and previously led a women’s group, a Buddhist book club and managed retreats for the Vipassana Metta Foundation on Maui for 12 years.
We are committed to making the exploration of practices and teachings of the Buddha relevant and accessible in today’s world. It is important to welcome all people of every age, ethnicity, cultural heritage and religious background, socio-economic group, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity. In this way we aspire to follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, who offered his teachings of awakening and freedom freely to everyone without exception.