Conscious Femininity & The Buddha Way: Creating an Inner Balance of the Mature Masculine & Mature Feminine
with Sil Reynolds and Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
February 10 - March 10, 2022
Open to those who self-identify as women.
Creating an Inner Balance of the Mature Masculine and Mature Feminine
By whatever name we call the two magnets that create this balance of energies in our bodies and in our planet—Masculine/Feminine, Shiva/Shakti, Yang/Yin, Spirit/Soul, Transcendence/Immanence, Doing/Being—we are now responsible for making space for the healing of body, soul, and spirit. We are being directed in the evolutionary process by divine guides through our dreams, our symptoms, our planet. New values are emerging: feminine values and masculine values that are free of patriarchal abuse. A totally new harmonic lies ahead in this millenium. -Marion Woodman
1st session, January 13th: Defining the Mature Masculine and Feminine
2nd session, February 10th: Awakening in a Patriarchal Culture
3rd session, March 10th: Bringing Father and Mother Complexes to Consciousness
During this next series of Conscious Femininity and The Buddha Way, we will identify the masculine and feminine attributes (both mature and immature) that are in all people. We will explore how we are being directed in the evolutionary process of living a balanced and harmonic life.
Sil will teach us the power of bringing these 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!
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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
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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