Online: Transcending Gender

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Online: Transcending Gender

with Ayyā Somā

Sunday, May 16th, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am ET

When we look at gender through the lens of delusion, we inevitably cause others and ourselves to suffer. But when we see with correct wisdom things as they actually are, peace of mind becomes manifest.

Buddhist monk Ayyā Somā will explore how the Buddha’s teachings encourage us to investigate gender—and all identities—and how to ultimately transcend it.

This evening is co-presented by Buddhist Insights.

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Ayya Soma

Ayya Soma is an Italian Buddhist monk and co-abbot of Empty Cloud Monastery in New Jersey. As the co-founder of Buddhist Insights, a non-profit organization connecting people with monastics, she has learned the Dharma through the perspective of monks of all different traditions, and incorporates aspects from all of them in her own practice. Her spiritual path is inspired by the social engagement of her preceptor, Venerable Paññāvati Bhikkhuni; by the knowledge and wisdom of Ven. Robina Courtin; and by the compassion of Khenmo Drolma.

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