Mothers who engage in daily selfless service, development of love in all its forms, and dedicated practice are ripe for awakening. How can we shift from a monastic model to a domestic model in order to support them in this effort? How can we make Buddhist wisdom and practices available to mothers who have limited time and income to spend on the project of awakening? In this video Jacqueline will share her thoughts about the importance of interpreting the wisdom teachings and practices for mothers and some of the work she’s been doing on this.
Jacqueline Kramer has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 50 years. After applying the work to pregnancy, birthing, mothering, and home-keeping to her own life, she discovered how useful the Buddha’s teachings are to mothers and home-keepers. Her first book, Buddha Mom: The Path of Mindful Mothering, shared these insights. Since then she has been working with moms and others around the world on home practices through the non-profit Hearth Foundation. Now the work is moving into Awakening at Home, which has joined ZPI as a new Affiliate Group.