Coming Home: 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 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: www.larryyang.org
Read Larry's Huffington Post Blog entry, Toward Freedom and Enlightenment Queerly: LGBTQ and Dharma
To learn more, share comments or check the ride share board, please visit www.cominghome2012.wordpress.com.
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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