Dharma talk by Guest Teacher Zenshin Florence Caplow: Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Ground. Charnel ground practice is an ancient Buddhist practice of looking at things as they are. In this time of pandemic, accelerating climate change effects, and awakening to the pervasiveness of systemic racism, our willingness to look at how things are has never mattered more. We will explore this practice througn the story of “Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Ground” from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty Five Centuries of Awakened Women.
Zenshin Florence Caplow is a Soto Zen priest, Unitarian Universalist minister serving a congregation in Champaign-Urbana, and climate change and indigenous rights activist. She worked as a conservation biologist for twenty-five years before becoming a UU minister. She is the co-editor of Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-Based Writing, and The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.
Sunday Morning Public program in our online Zendo via ZOOM.
9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen)
10:15 am: Dharma Tal