Buddhist Studies Retreats

At Zen Mountain Monastery

Beacons of Wisdom, Leadership, and Community: Stories of Our Early Buddhist Foremothers (online)

with Wendy Garling

June 20, 2024
As much as their participation has been undervalued, women comprised an integral, dynamic half of the Buddha’s original fourfold sangha. Evidence of this becomes clear reading across the early literature, especially the Jatakas, Therigatha, Theri-apadana and many canonical sutras. Truly a unique cohort, these first Buddhist women had the marvelous good fortune to be direct […]

Wisdom and Compassion (online)

with Anam Thubten Rinpoche

August 29, 2024
"The Heart Sutra is the essential synthesis of all the Prajnaparamita Sutras, and has been a catalyst for the awakening of many people in the past. Prajnaparamita means the transcendent wisdom, which is the realization of the great emptiness. I am very happy that we are now going to study this profound sutra together" Anam Thubten In his […]