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Calling In The Ancestors

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Danica Shoan Ankele, Senior MonasticShoan

Zen Mountain Monastery, 11/15/18

 

In this talk, Shoan evokes the pervasive presence of the ancestors in our practice of zazen, oryoki, and liturgy. She cites the writings of women ancestors across space and time, speaking to the mystical truth-seeking heart of every religious tradition.

Prajna Paramita

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Zuisei Goddard, Sensei

Zen Mountain Monastery, 09/14/2018

 

What does it mean to cultivate selflessness and, when needed, to embody self fully, in this female form? Zuisei Sensei invokes a few of our women ancestors and contemporaries, including Otagaki Rengetsu, Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams, Hojin Sensei, and her own experiences in light of this question.