Zen Women Ancestors

Chanting the Names Once Forgotten in Buddhadharma Spring 2014

At long last, the Women Ancestors document, spearheaded by Myoan Grace Schireson, Peter Levitt, Norman Fischer and others, is being shared widely. The Spring 2014 issue of Buddhadharma shows the lineage document along with article by Grace about its history and significance.  You’ll find the full article here. See an excerpt below:      …

Myoan Grace Schireson

Grace Schireson’s Zen Women: Book Signing at Green Gulch Farm

Posted December 09, 2009 Sunday, December 27 Lecture at 10 am, book signing at 11 am Green Gulch Farm, 1601 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach, CA 94965 [directions] Grace Schireson will be presenting the public talk at Green Gulch Farm on Sunday, December 27 at 10 am, followed by a book signing for Zen Women: Beyond Tea-Ladies,…

Grace during her Mountain Seat ceremony

Mountain Seat Ceremony for Grace Schireson

November 01, 2009 Myoan Grace Schireson was installed as Abbess of Empty Nest Zendo here in North Fork, California today in a Mountain Seat Ceremony presided over by Sojun Mel Weitsman of Berkeley Zen Center — Schireson Roshi’s teacher. In the S?t? school, a Mountain Seat Ceremony is the fifth and final level of empowerment…