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weekend spirituality – gender – social engagement
Spirituality that stimulates social engagement: that is the main theme of the Zen Peacemakers. From March 11 to 13, 2022, we as Zen Peacemakers Lage Landen are organizing a weekend in the Lioba Monastery in which we recognize and experience our legacy from other times.
We explore the themes of engaged spirituality in Christianity
and Buddhism such as: Vows, Vocation and Devotion, Gender and
Hierarchy, Commitment to all living things.
We focus the spotlight on women in Zen Buddhism and on the female religious congregations that have set up education, care for the sick, care for the elderly and social work in the Netherlands and in Africa. We highlight their dedication and consider our own commitment.
Frank De Waele Roshi interprets the female line in Zen, Diana Vernooij follows in the footsteps of her devoted aunts the vocation of active religious congregations, Annemie Vercouter talks about Hildegard von Bingen.