Talk by Guest Teacher Zenshin Florence Caplow, “Ferocious Grandmothers: Stories from The Hidden Lamp to Inspire Us in Hard Times”
Many of the stories and koans in The Hidden Lamp feature old women who are astonishingly clear and powerful in their expressions of the dharma. What can they teach us about our own lives and practice? A few copies of The Hidden Lamp will be available for purchase by donation.
Zenshin Florence Caplow, co-editor of The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty Five Centuries of Awakened Women, is a Zen priest in the Suzuki Roshi lineage and the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana Champaign in Illinois. Florence is a field botanist and environmental activist. Her blog is: Slipping Glimpser, Zen Wanderings and Wonderings.
This evening no service, talk begins 7:45 pm
6:45 pm: Doors open
7:15 pm: Zen Meditation (zazen)
7:50 pm: Service
8:05 pm: Dharma Talk and discussion
8:45 pm: Informal tea and treats
Monday evenings we sit one thirty-five minute period of zen meditation (zazen) and then conduct a brief service in the Soto Zen style which includes the chanting of traditional Zen texts. A Dharma talk and group discussion are followed by informal social tea and treats.