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Ways of Wisdom
Study Circle

Spring 2020

In a time when so many things are falling apart and dissolving, what can we learn from each other and the wisdom and practices of the feminine about how to be and what to do? Join us for this spring for practice, conversation and community.



How we began

In the fall of 2017 and 2018, 15–20 people came together biweekly to explore the life stories and teachings of Buddhist women practitioners. Originally the Women of Wisdom (WoW) study group, we recently changed our name to emphasize that a "feminine" way of knowing and being isn't confined to one gender. In fact, how we define the feminine is a work-in-progress, drawing from traditional teachings, what we are observing in women teachers and our own experience, and what we are uncovering as we peel back the historical overlays of patriarchal cultures, including our own.

Guidelines for our meetings

  • Sangha without borders: all backgrounds and affiliations welcome

  • Grounded in personal experience, plain language

  • Confidentiality: sharing our own stories, not those of others, both inside and outside the group

  • Focus on listening, allowing space for emerging insight and quiet voices​ 


Previous sessions

Fall 2019

Fall 2018

Fall 2017