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Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2009
4th Annual Buddhist Women's Conference (Illinois)
by Yong Peng (ypong001(a)yahoo.com) [AUS:IP logged]

The 4th Annual Buddhist Women's Conference

Healing Dharma

To be held in DePaul University, Chicago, IL
March 14, 2009

The Conference is an opportunity for women, ordinary and ordained, to share their practice, cultures, experience, and life as women in the context of the dharma. Its multi-facets program explores women's experience in Buddhism though scholarship, spirituality and a savvy approach as presented though keynote speech, plenary panel and workshops.

Keynote Speech: The keynote speech explores the role of the Dharma in physical and spiritual healing in women’s lives. Ellen Birx is a nurse and professor in the School of Nursing at Radford University, Virginia. She became a Zen teacher under Roshi Robert Kennedy in the lineage of Roshi Bernie Glassman. She is the cofounder of the New River Zen Community and is the author of Healing Zen author of Healing Zen: Buddhist Wisdom on Compassion, Caring, and Caregiving.

Plenary Panel: Professionals representing each of the three main streams of Buddhism will share their experience and insight gained from their Buddhist practice and professional life as health care providers and teachers. Venerable Gunasari, Bhikkhuni Upon her retirement as a physician in California, Dr. Khin Swe Win, M.D., elected to become a Buddhist nun and was fully ordained with the name of Gunasari, an unprecedented event in the Burmese tradition. She will share some the of insights gained from her long practice as a physician and study of the Pali Cannon.

The full brochure including schedule, workshops and registration will be available in January on the website http://www.dharmawomen.org/

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from Yong Peng on Saturday, February 07, 2009 09:21:10UTC [AUS]

The Buddhist Council of the Midwest presents the 4th Annual Buddhist Women's Conference in Chicago, March 14, 2009 at DePaul University.

Early registration ends February 14 ($70); later registration will be $90.

* Discounts for students, clergy, and monastics.
* Some scholarships available.
* Registration prior to March 1st will include lunch.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.dharmawomen.org/

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