From the event’s press release:
The theme is meant to be broad enough to encompass many aspects of what Buddhism means to women and to embrace a range of Buddhist women’s experience. ‘Contemplation’ includes personal introspection, mindfulness practice, meditation, and reflection on contemporary life issues.
dialogue, and Buddhist
expressed through music,
painting, social media,
and the martial arts.
‘Social action’ takes many forms, including charitable activities, social entrepreneurship, community leadership, and other ways of transforming society. The 15th Sakyadhita Conference will be a forum for making connections across cultures and traditions, exploring a wide range of Buddhist teachings, values, and techniques for living a meaningful life.
Scheduled panel presentations include:Buddhist Women Across Cultures Buddhist Women of Hong Kong Mindfulness Across Cultures Building Healthy Families & Communities Buddhism & Social Action The Future of Buddhist Education Female Images of Enlightenment Gender Equality: Only a Dream? Or, Are Buddhists Really Equal? Monastic Life in the Modern World Religious Status of Women Buddhist Practitioners Western Buddhist Women: Tradition & Interpretation Stereotypes, Regulations, and Obstacles
Interactive workshops at the conference include:
For more information, and full descriptions of the panels and workshops, visit the conference website.