Join us reading and discussing!
WHEN: Friday, May 28, 19.00 – 21.00
LEVEL: The book club is open to anyone who is interested to meet and discuss the books we read
Please note that registration is required.
Join our relaxed and easy-going book club! You find more information here.
About the book in May:
Book Title: The Zen Priestess and the Snake: A Woman’s Path of Transformation and Healing Through Rediscovery of the Great Mother Tradition
Author: Roshi Ilia Shinko Perez
The Zen Priestess and the Snake is the powerful true story of a woman inspired by her visions of
the Sacred Feminine. Her experiences of encountering the Mother Goddess gave her the
strength to overcome the challenges she faced as a woman in the Zen hierarchy, until finally
she overcame patriarchal barriers to find her true home as an American Zen Master.
Roshi Shinko steps outside the conventions of traditional Zen Buddhist books to share her
personal journey from her colorful childhood in Puerto Rico through her upbringing in Fascist
Spain to her role as co-founder and Abbess of the Maitreya Abbey retreat center in Colorado.
She also shares her research and her spiritual insights and practices, inviting the reader to
consider an awakened feminine viewpoint on Zen in America. Shinko makes a case for bringing
the wisdom of the Sacred Feminine back into Buddhism and leads us through centuries-old
practices derived from the Mother Goddess tradition, teaching us how to incorporate these
practices into contemporary spiritual life.
The Zen Priestess and the Snake appeals to all genders and faiths, including those who identify
as spiritual but not religious. In these turbulent times, it shows how the denial of the Sacred
Feminine within religious systems has not only oppressed women and minorities, but also
created a disconnected society that exploits Mother Earth, leading to our current climate crisis.
Level: open for everyone
Registration: REGISTER HERE