Coming Home: A Mindfulness Meditation Weekend for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer Communities

Open to all who identify as LGBTIQ

Rainbow BuddhaThe 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 addition, taking Refuge is a beautiful aspect of the Buddhist meditation practice. We take Refuge in the potential for each of us to awaken and be free, in the wisdom and compassion of the teachings, and in the community of spiritual friends. Mindfulness will be experienced through silent sitting, walking, movement, and eating meditations, and mindful group sharing. 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!

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

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 on the lead teaching team 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:

Read Larry's Huffington Post Blog entry, Toward Freedom and Enlightenment Queerly: LGBTQ and Dharma

Maddy Klyne has been practicing insight meditation for more than twenty five years. She is both a teacher and the Executive Director of Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, offering courses for adults as well as teens and young people. Maddy is also an assistant teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, MA. Part of Maddy’s spiritual path was to come out at the age of five.

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Coming Home: A Mindfulness Meditation weekend is co-sponsored by the following organizations:


April 13th, 2012 3:00 PM   through   April 15th, 2012 3:00 PM
Phone: 845-424-4800 ext 106
Open to the public

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