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Queer Dharma: Mindfulness Meditation for LGBTQ and Allies
Want to learn meditation with a community of like-minded folks? No matter your orientation or identity, we welcome all inclusivity-minded people to join us every Sunday night. Each session begins with social time and noshing, followed by sitting and walking meditation. Meditation instruction is always provided. After sitting we have some kind of short dharma talk and discussion followed by more socialization. The open house sponsored by Queer Dharma is a place where LGBTQ and diversity-friendly people can form a nonjudgmental community based on openness, curiosity and gentleness. Our tranquil community room will make it possible to get to know people without shouting over the loud music of a bar. Feel free to bring food of any kind. If you have questions, please contact us: queerdharma@chicagoshambhala.org

Shambhala Chicago

37 N Carpenter Street · Chicago, IL

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It is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. This nature can be cultivated through meditation, following ancient principles, and it can be further developed in daily life, so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society. In the course of our lives, this goodness, warmth and intelligence can easily become covered over by doubt, fear and egotism. The journey of becoming fully human means seeing through fear and egotism, and waking up to our natural intelligence. It takes kindness–to ourselves and others–and courage, to wake up in this world.

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