life in our community
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As four women sharing a single way of life and a single monastic
we are very much committed in developing healthy communication
practices. We have found that on occasion we are reaching beyond the
models that monks' communities offer in this regard, and we invite you
to read and
respond to a workshop
we are proposing to consider how we might the male models of
monastic communities that
have dominated Buddhism to date might be adapted to draw on
particular strengths and needs of women.
We are organizing a workshop that addresses this question, during the 12th Sakyadhita Conference in Singapore, in June 2011. This workshop will focus discussion on the following possibliity: If it is true that women tend to communicate with each other differently than men do, if women tend to respond differently to hierarchical authority, and if women tend to form different sorts of friendships than men do, then in order for communities comprised entirely of women to flourish, they may need different organizational structures and different communication practices than have historically been found productive for Buddhist male communities. Continue to read more about this workshop.