Kyol Che Workshops – 2023

The focus for this year’s Kyol Che is Zen’s Women Ancestors. Who are they, and what wisdom and compassion teachings have they extended to us over the millenia? And why is this important? From the mythological to the unnamed and little-known, we’ll be learning from these women ancestors and weaving them into the great, rich history of Zen.

Workshops will be held every other Sunday morning, beginning February 5 and running through April 16.  You can listen to the audio by clicking on the title.

Details will be posted here as they become available — by mid-January.

Feb 5, Mythological Women Ancestors, Gerald Seminatore

Feb 19, Indian women ancestors: Maya and Mahapajapati,  Chris Chapman

March 5, China (part 1, early Tang dynasty): Sul, John Craycraft

March 17 – 19, Retreat #2,  Ann Pepper JDPSN

April 2, China (part 2, later eras): Women Ancestors of 12th Century China, Paul Gulick

April 16, Our Korean Monastic and Laywomen Ancestors,  Eric Nord JDPSN
Women have played vital roles in Korean Buddhism since it was first introduced there 1,600 years ago. As political tides shifted over the centuries, they have found resourceful ways to express their spiritual lives within the confines of a patriarchal culture.

April 21 – 23, Retreat #3,  Reflections – Summary,  Eric Nord JDPSN