Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism

A Four-Week Seminar with Pamela Weiss

Four Tuesday Evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

March 3, 10, 17 and 24


First Unitarian Universalist Church

1187 Franklin St. (between Geary & O’Farrell)


Due to the conoravirus and a recommendation from the San Francisco Health Department, this class will not meeting in-person on March 10 and March 17. We regret to let go of our in-person meetings but do so with the deep wish to protect those in our community and beyond.

This four-week seminar will introduce stories, myths and archetypes of Buddhist women past and present. The teachings will draw on poems from the early Theravada nuns and Pamela’s forthcoming book, A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism, to help illuminate and cultivate qualities of wisdom, compassion, nourishment, courage, and the desire for freedom.

Each class will weave guided meditation, dharma talks, interactive inquiry and discussion. Between sessions, participants will be invited to engage in reading, engaged practice and reflection to deepen their understanding and support integration into daily life.

The seminar is appropriate for both those new to practice and experienced meditators. People of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome.

TEACHER DANA:       Our teachers are supported solely by your donations for their time and teachings (they do not receive any portion of the registration fee). Suggested teacher dana is $75 to $200 for the full seminar. This amount can be offered to the teacher by cash or check (payable to SF Insight) at the first class or at each individual class.

FOR INFORMATION:  Visit or call 415-727-6220.

Pamela Weiss has been practicing in the Zen and Theravada traditions since 1987. She lived at Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery for five years, completed insight meditation teacher training through Spirit Rock, is a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher Council, and co-leads the Community Dharma Leader program. Pamela is also an executive coach and pioneer in bringing Buddhist principles and practices into the workplace, and the author of “A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism,” which will be published in June 2020.

Since we want our classes to be accessible to as many sangha members as possible, we offer our classes on a sliding scale registration fee basis. For those unable to afford the low end of the sliding scale, some limited income and scholarship slots are available (please call 415-727-6220 prior to the first class if the registration fee is an obstacle to your participation). * Please consider the highest level that you can donate in order to support those who have fewer resources. * We ask for your commitment to the full class series. Series classes build on one another; your commitment supports coherence of the teachings and allows the participants to mature as a group.