“Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices” January 25 Book Reading

Join the authors of Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices (North Atlantic Press) for a first Seattle reading and discussion of this groundbreaking collection, which shares many voices and experiences of trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary Buddhists. Author/presenters include Aeva Black, Bk (Brian Kimmel), Michaela McCormick, Sasha Strong, & others to be announced.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

Transcending brings together more than thirty contributors from both the Mahayana and Theravada traditions to present a vision for a truly inclusive trans Buddhist sangha in the twenty-first century. Shining a light on a new generation of Buddhist role models, this book gives voice to those who have long been marginalized within the Buddhist world and society at large. While trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary practitioners have experienced empowerment and healing through their commitment to the Buddha, dharma, and sangha, they also share their experiences of isolation, transphobia, and aggression. In this diverse collection we hear the firsthand accounts, thoughts, and reflections of trans Buddhists from a variety of different lineages in an open invitation for all Buddhists to bring the issue of gender identity into the sangha, into the discourse, and onto the cushion. Only by doing so can we develop insight into our circumstances and grasp our true, essential nature.