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Women's Contemplative Day

Date: Saturday, April 07, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 435 Nighthawk Drive Slidell, LA 70461

Reclaiming the Divine Feminine of our Traditions:
Women’s Wisdom from Buddhism and Christianity
with Rev. Michaela O'Connor Bono and Sr. Alison McCrary, SFCC
Cost: $35

This retreat/workshop is for women-identified folks interested in learning and deepening contemplative practices.  We will share meditation, readings, and teachings to explore and deepen our relationship to the lost or hidden dimensions of feminine roots of contemplative practices in the Buddhist and Christian traditions.   


No prior experience necessary.  Bring a journal, a sacred object for an altar (that you will also take home with you), and a snack/dish to share if you wish. The setting is a home and acreage on a beautiful cypress swamp. You will want to spend this day in the good company of women peers.

Reverend Michaela O'Connor Bono is a Zen Buddhist Priest, meditation teacher and the leader of Mid City Zen, a sangha in New Orleans, LA.  She trained at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and Green Gulch Farm, both monasteries in the Suzuki Roshi lineage.  She has served on the board of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and was a founding member of Sakyadhita USA, a branch of the International Association of Buddhist Women.  She is involved in prison meditation and interfaith work.  She believes everyone has a mystic heart and loves sharing the practice of meditation, especially with those who think they are bad at it.
Sister Alison McCrary, SFCC, is a Catholic nun and a social justice attorney providing legal support to international and local movements for social change. She serves as the Director of the New Orleans Community-Police Mediation Program, the Spiritual Advisor for inmates on Louisiana’s death row, and President of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (the largest and oldest public interest bar association in the country).She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University College of Law and her Masters in Systematic Theology and Scripture at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

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