Conscious Femininity & The Buddha Way: An Archetypal Journey for Women
with Sil Reynolds and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
September 16 - November 11, 2021
Open to those who self-identify as women.
“There is no sense talking about ‘being true to yourself’ until you are sure what voice you are being true to. It takes hard work to differentiate the voices of the unconscious.”—Marion Woodman
Through last Spring, Sil Reynolds and Hojin Sensei led a rich, enlivening retreat for women as a series of three on-line sessions.* This fall we they will renew the three retreat sessions and offer them to new participants as well as those returning, with a new emphasis on “What is the Divine Feminine and How Can We Live Into Her?”
Together we will be taking an incredible journey into learning about and experiencing feminine archetypes and archetypical energy, creating space together as a way to enter our uprise in consciousness and healing. As Marion Woodman would say: Live your own life and not the one projected on you.
Session One, Sept 16: What is the Divine Feminine from Buddhist and Archetypal perspectives? The Maiden and Mother archetypes
Session Two, Oct. 14: How Does the Divine Feminine express Herself Through our Body’s Symptoms, Our Relationship to Food and Our Relationship to Women, and Our Relationship to Our Mother (whether she is alive or not)? The Pregnant Virgin archetype (woman whole unto herself)
Session Three, Nov. 11: How Can We Consciously Express Her Wisdom & Creative Energy in Our Thoughts and Actions? The Crone archetype (a woman who is venerated for experience and wisdom)
Sil will teach us the power of bringing these feminine archetypal energies to consciousness and how, by doing so, we can allow ourselves to be guided towards physical, psychological and spiritual wholeness and release. Hojin reminds us that as practitioners, this is the practice of meditation—of appreciating karma—practicing the gentle precision of letting go and touching into the vast aspect of who we are.
A wonderful aspect of our gathering is in acknowledging that we are being imparted practices of two wisdom traditions as a path of discovering who we are. We walk. And as we walk we are we are walking side by side with those who came before us and who have transmitted their wisdom findings so that we may grow and learn, recognize & heal the wounds from our own familial lineage, and can carry on in the best way bringing forth our own innate wisdom for generations to follow.
Optional art, journaling, reading and meditation prompts will be given between sessions to continue the exploration.
*This kind of gathering is best as a three session sequence that builds on information and develops intimacy however you can enter for any session. No recordings will be made in order to preserve the context and confidentiality of the moment.
We hope you will be able to join us!
Our online programs are offered by donation so that everyone can participate. We appreciate your support.
Sil Reynolds guides women in finding meaning in their healing process so that they can come to experience a soul-led life with self-love at its core. She is a mother, crone, psychotherapist, author, teacher, and a mothering and daughtering coach. She has forty-years of experience supporting women in living authentically and consciously. She was a senior student of the renowned author and Jungian analyst Marion Woodman, whom Sil credits for inspiring this work of conscious femininity, healing the mother wound, and experiencing the delight of living in the sacred temple of a feminine body on this Earth. motheringanddaughtering.com, silreynolds.com
Learn more about Sil Reynolds
Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei received the priestly transmission (the transmission of the Precepts) from Daido Roshi, who began the process in 2009, and from Shugen Roshi, who completed the transmission in 2012. In 2017, she received full dharma transmission from Shugen Roshi. She serves as the Training Director for the Mountains and Rivers Order and Abbot of the Zen Center of NYC-Fire Lotus Temple . Hojin Sensei began her artistic career early and has taught drawing, ceramics, and painting, opening people up to the wonders and mysteries of the creative process and continues to offer Art Practices as part of her teaching. She has been in full-time residential training at the Monastery since 1990 and now shares her time at the Brooklyn temple.
Learn more about Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei