Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World: A Mindfulness Meditation Weekend for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer Communities
Open to all who identify as LGBTIQ
The practice of Mindfulness and Lovingkindness from the Buddhist tradition deepens our insight into truth about ourselves and the conditions in which we live, while cultivating an open heart and an inner home. In creating the peace and openness within our own hearts and minds, we can fully be engaged with creating the peace and kindness that the world so urgently needs. This will be a silent meditation retreat and the practice of Mindfulness will be experienced through silent sitting, walking, movement, and eating meditations. There will be a time for mindful group sharing as well. The retreat offers a unique opportunity for Queer and Same Gender Loving identified folks to be together in spiritual community.
Open to all levels of meditation—new, beginner, or experienced. You do not have to call yourself a Buddhist to benefit from meditation. Please join us, get on a cushion or chair, settle your mind, keep your heart open, and see what you discover!
Visit the retreat website, with rideshare board, LGBT sangha links, and more.
About the Instructors
Larry Yang teaches in meditation and mindfulness nationally, and has provided support for deepening Dharma teachings within multicultural communities. Larry is a Spirit Rock teacher and a core teacher of the East Bay Meditation Center in downtown Oakland. He is also Guiding Teacher of the Insight Community of the Desert in Palm Springs, CA. He has been one of the coordinating teachers of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Training Program. Trained as a psychotherapist, he also has spent six months as a monastic in Thailand. His website is: www.larryyang.org Read Larry's Huffington Blog, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-yang/
This retreat is a great support for our ever-growing dharma community. Please help in whatever way you can. —Joseph Goldstein
A precious chance to gather in spiritual practice and create refuge in the Buddha's Teachings. —Sharon Salzberg
This is a fantastic opportunity for LGBTQ communities to gather in the Dharma. Don't miss it! —Jack Kornfield
April 12th, 2013 3:00 PM through April 15th, 2013 3:00 PM
Phone: 845-424-4800 ext 106
Open to the public