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Trans, Just For The Fun Of It: The Compassionate Practice of Gender in Four Dimensions

Description: Gender—broadly considered a two dimensional phenomenon described as male-or-female—is both the site of and cause of great personal and cultural suffering. The reason for this is that multi-dimensional understanding of gender by an increasing number of people has reached a cultural tipping point resulting in a painful clash of belief systems. The resolution lies in the analysis and compassionate application of the complementary wisdoms of postmodern theory, Mahayana Buddhism, and quantum mechanics: three fields which, in a Venn diagram, overlap at slapstick comedy.

Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: investigate the value of analyzing gender in four dimensions; apply the definitive truth of gender to resolve gender-based conflicts; propose compassionate strategies of gender in divisive situations.