This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email.
This silent retreat is an opportunity to gather in community with other LGBTIQ practitioners, whether you are a beginner or an experienced meditator.
In the midst of these challenging and difficult times, exploring refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha has never felt more important for our community and this world. As LGBTIQ people, we recollect the power of community to know that we are not alone; that together we can begin the healing of oppression and trauma within a deep knowing of our interconnectedness and interdependence. We can learn to trust the unfolding of this life and act for the benefit of all beings.
This retreat is an opportunity to come together and care for ourselves and others, to remember who we really are and to reconnect with our innate goodness. We will explore ways of sustaining a clear and open mind, and a kind and caring heart. We will engage with the ancient teachings and practices offered by the Buddha that cultivate wisdom, kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity and skillful actions.
Why not give yourself this time away from your busy life to pause, reflect and discover how through awareness, compassion and wisdom we can begin to heal ourselves, each other and the world? Full and partial scholarships are available.
Prerequisites: The prerequisite for this program is that you are part of the LGBTIQ Alphabet. All LGBTIQ folk are welcome.