Women and the Power of Compassion:
|The following article is from the Spring, 1995 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.|
International Conference on Buddhist Women
From August 1 to 7, 1995, women from all around the world will gather in Leh, Ladakh, in northern India. The Fourth International Conference on Buddhist Women will be jointly sponsored by Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist Women and the Ladakh Buddhist Association, with the cooperation of many Ladakh' women's associations.
The theme of this conference will be Women and the Power of Compassion: Survival in the 21st Century.
Speakers will include: Sulak Sivaraksa, Helena Norberge-Hodge, Dr. Janice Willis (Wesleyan University), Dr. Paula Arai (Van-derbilt University), Dr. Chatsumarn Kabilsingh (Thammasat University), Bangkok), Ven. Karuna Dharma (International Meditation Center, Los Angeles), Dharma-carini Punyamegha (Friends of the Wester Buddhist Order), Kusuma Devendra (Institute of Buddhist and Pail Studies, Colombo), and others.
Journey to the fabled land of Ladakh!
Situated high in the Himalayas, Ladakh is a mountainous land with an ancient and unique Buddhist culture. The snowy peaks of Ladakh shelter fertile valleys and villages at an altitude of over 17,000 feet. The people of Ladakh, while adapting modern technology to make their lives easier, are striving to preserve their ancient traditions, especially their Buddhist heritage. Open to the outside world only since 1979, Ladakh offers solitude, spiritual inspiration, majestic mountain panoramas, and gentle people, plus commendable tourist facilities.
Join in this unique gathering of women!
Talks and discussions will focus on different topics each day, with meditations in the mornings and ceremonies of the different Buddhist traditions in the evenings.
Fascinating pilgrimage tours!
August 8: Visit ancient monasteries around Leh Valley
August 9 & 10: Travel to lovely places of cultural interest outside Leh Valley
Help less fortunate sisters attend!
Women from Bangladesh, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and remote parts of India are anxious to attend this historical gathering. The Conference will be an unprecedented intercultural exchange for women. For $80 you can prepare a woman to take a leadership role in a new phase of cultural renewal in this ancient Buddhist kingdom.
Demonstrate solidarity with sisters in developing countries
Contribute tangibly to a transformation of attitudes toward gender in Asia
Further intercultural understanding
Make someone very happy!
Contact: Sakyadhita, 400 Hobron Lane #2615, Honolulu, HI 96815 U.S.A. Fax: 808-944-7070.