Roshi Ilia Shinko Perez will speak about her new book, The Zen Priestess and the Snake, in this virtual event on Tuesday, November 17th at 5:00pm MT on Zoom. She will be in conversation with Tania Casselle, and will be introduced by Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao. Tickets for this event are $5 (plus a small convenience fee) and are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below.
About the Book:
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.
IMPORTANT TICKETING AND EVENT INFORMATION
*Tickets are $5 (plus a small convenience fee) for the access link to this virtual event. This access link will be sent 24 hours before the event.
* The virtual event begins at 4:00am PT / 5:00 pm MT / 7:00pm ET and will last about one hour. If you have issues during the event or if you'd like to ask a question during the Q&A portion, please email your questions to BBSVirtualEvents@gmail.com.
*The Zen Priestess and the Snake is available to purchase from Boulder Book Store. A code will be sent to you after purchasing a ticket to this virtual event that is good for $5 off the books at checkout. Email BBSVirtualEvents@gmail.com if you don't receive your code.