Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine

Feb 26, 10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Zen practitioners explore the construct of patriarchy.

This Sunday, at the Brooklyn Zen Center, a group of Zen practitioners who identify, or are identified, as male will come together to explore the construct of patriarchy, its impact on our lives, our communities, and to work towards developing our sacred masculine identities; those dynamic and restorative aspects of masculinity that strengthen our ability to cultivate wisdom, compassion and community. Together, we will contemplate what the cost of patriarchy has been for the lives of everyone along the gender spectrum: How does patriarchy obstruct the expression of a sacred masculine identity? Could the expression of a sacred masculine identity lie at the heart of undoing the violence of patriarchy in our sanghas and communities?

The group has been holding regular meetings since August 2016, after coming together in a two-day workshop lead by Greg Snyder, BZC senior dharma teacher, and Lama Rod, a teacher in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.

This is an open sangha group and everyone is welcome.

Contributions/Dana: The custom of Dana, or generosity, is fundamental to Buddhist practice. All Dana goes to support the Center and teachers and is essential for the continuation of the community and practice.

The next gathering will take place at BZC on April 23.

For further inquiries, please contact us at sacredmanfam@gmail.com