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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • Date/Time Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    7:00 PM - 8:15 PM PT

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How do we maintain a wise heart and engage in acts of loving kindness during these turbulent times? Join Venerable Dhammananda Bikkhuni in conversation with hosts Trudy Goodman and Cindy Rasicot as Dhammananda reflects on her response to the COVID pandemic, thoughts about feminism, concerns for the environment, and hopes for the future.

Topics that Venerable Dhammananda Bikkkuni will cover:

  • The very first case of COVID came from your province. Can you comment on how you responded to the needs of the people in your community, and how people can get
    involved?
  • Feminists talk about the importance of women’s equality, but when it comes to the notion of equality within Buddhism, you interpret it somewhat differently. Can you talk about
    that?

About Venerable Dhammananda Bikkhuni:

  • An engaging speaker – a compassionate woman who speaks from the heart
  • Named to the BBC’s 2019 list of 100 most influential and important women in the world for her pioneering role in reviving the Theravada bhikkhuni (female monk) lineage in Thailand and Asia
  • Referred to as the “Feminist Monk” and “Rebel Monk” Dhammananda was the first woman in Thailand to receive full monastic ordination in the Theravada tradition in 2003 
  • An internationally recognized Buddhist scholar, socially engaged Buddhist, and environmental activist
  • Wise female elder of the International bhikkhuni sangha
  • One of three founder’s of Sakyadhita 

To order “Finding Venerable Mother: A Daughter’s Spiritual Quest to Thailand” click here.

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This event will be recorded and emailed to everyone who registers. 

Trudy Goodman, PhD Founding Teacher

Trudy Goodman, PhD, is the Founding Teacher of InsightLA, the first center to combine training in Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and in non-sectarian mindfulness and compassion practices, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). The fourth teacher ever of MBSR, Trudy taught with its creator, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and studied Buddhist meditation for 40... Read more

Dhammananda Bhikkhuni Visiting Teacher

Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni is the first fully ordained Theravadin nun in Thailand. As a lay person and a monastic, she has worked tirelessly for more than forty years to establish the Theravada bhikkhuni lineage in Thailand so that women may become fully ordained. Last year, the BBC named her to its list of 100 most... Read more

Cindy Rasicot

Cindy Rasicot is an award-winning author and retired psychotherapist.  When she and her family moved to Bangkok, Thailand for three years in 2005, she met her spiritual teacher, Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni ⎯an encounter that led her to writing her debut memoir Finding Venerable Mother: A Daughter’s Spiritual Quest to Thailand, a #1 best seller in... Read more

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Our mission is to make all of our programs accessible. Every fee-based offering has a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available to support members of marginalized groups (people of color, queer people, people with disabilities) and those in financial need (those for whom the cost to attend is not financially possible).

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