Our Ninth Symposium

Our 9th Mothers Symposium: Momma Zen: Finding Peace and Patience in the Everyday will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Cubberley Auditorium  on the Stanford campus.  This year's speaker, Karen Maezen Miller is the author of Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood. A Zen Buddhist priest, wife and mother, Ms. Miller will show each of us how Zen insights resolve everyday parenting dilemmas, conflicts and fears.  Nancy Beckman will also play the shakuhachi during our event.  Nancy has been playing the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) for over thirty-five years.  She studied the traditional solo meditational repertoire in Japan and received her license to teach from the Zen Buddhist temple Meianji in Kyoto, Japan. She lives in Berkeley, California where she teaches shakuhachi as a spiritual practice. She also improvises and plays experimental music and composes improvisational sound meditations. She can be heard on CD’s on the Metatron Press label.

8:30-9:30 - registration, breakfast and co-sponsor faire

9:30-10:45 - program

10:45 - 11:15 - break

11:15- 12:15 - program


Stephanie Agnew, June Badal, Amy Bassell Crowe, Becky Beacom, Nora Cain, Karen Friedland-Brown, Jane Gee, Lauren Pacuit, Sharon Keplinger, Sharon Murphy, Mary Ruth Quinn, Cristina Spencer, Colleen Haesloop  and Megan Swezey Fogarty.