Zenshin Florence Caplow

The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

April 13, 2014 @ 10:10am and 1:30pm

Zenshin Florence Caplow will speak at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate both at 10:10 am and again at 1:30 pm about The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, co-edited by Florence Caplow.

This revolutionary book is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from Buddha's time to the present day. It brings together many teaching stories hidden for centuries that are extraordinary expressions of freedom and fearlessness, relevant for men and women of any time or place. Each story is accompanied by a reflection by a contemporary woman teacher?personal responses that help bring the old stories alive. The depth and sheer vitality of these commentaries by modern women teachers is cause for celebration, displaying that we are now in a golden age of brilliant women spiritual guides. Zenshin Florence Caplow is a Soto Zen priest in the Suzuki Roshi lineage. She has been practicing Vipassana and Zen for thirty years, and is a dharma teacher, field botanist, essayist, and editor. She is an itinerant monk, generally found somewhere west of the Rockies.

Florence will give the regular Sunday morning Dharma talk 10:10 am following 9:30 zazen.
Florence will also give Reading and Discussion 1:30 to 3 pm.
She will do book signing and books will be available at both events.
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago