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A Story of the First Buddhist Women

Saturday, March 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am US Pacific Time

Online via Zoom

Dāna Program
This dana program is freely offered in the spirit of generosity. Any donation you can offer to the teacher and to the Sati Center to continue making these teachings available is greatly appreciated.
After the Buddha achieved awakening, he welcomed men to join him in his practice. One day, the Buddha’s stepmother, Mahapajapati Gotami, approached the Buddha and asked if she too – along with the women who stood behind her – might join him in the monastic life. The story becomes a bit more complicated from there.
About the Instructor:
Vanessa R. Sasson, professor of Religious Studies at Marianopolis College, is a scholar of early Buddhist narrative. She is author of several works, including Yasodhara and the Buddha and more recently The Gathering: A Story of the First Buddhist Women, which tells the story of these first women, and highlights their courage and resilience as they journeyed towards the Buddha and asked for what was not at first easily given.


Saturday, March 30
9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT


Sati Center


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