The materials of the Treasuring the Feminine in Vajrayāna Buddhism symposium that took place in June 2021 are now available.
For the last year the materials were only available to the women teachers who participated. Since December 2022, the contributors have made them available to anyone with an interest in this topic. The materials are simply a support for reflection, and do not claim to be complete.
The wish was to gather and reflect on where we are at in our tradition when it comes to treasuring the feminine. It was also clear that the problems Vajrayāna Buddhist communities had faced in the student-teacher relationship between men and women had been greatly amplified by the many misunderstandings about Vajrayāna Buddhism itself.
On this occasion the main contributors were Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, Sangye Khandro, Chagdud Khadro, Marcia Schmidt, Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown – in order of intervention.
Pour les francophones : Pour un résumé en français des conversations sur le Trésor Féminin entre Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Sangye Khandro, Chagdud Khadro, Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel et Marcia Schmidt, téléchargez la traduction française au bas de cette page.
You will find here:
The summary report of the Symposium
-> Link to summary report
The videos of the teachings and roundtables of the Symposium
Please keep in mind this symposium was the first gathering of this kind, time was limited and not all points of views are represented.
More information about the Symposium itself
The group agreement
Here is the group agreement we used during the symposium.
-> you can download the group agreement at the bottom of this page.
The reading list
-> Link to reading list
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