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LGBTQ weekend meditation retreat

Coming Home: A Mindfulness Meditation weekend for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer Communities led by Larry Yang and Maddy Klyne April 13-15, 2012, Friday (6pm) to Sunday (1pm) Garrison Institute, 14 Mary's Way, Route 9D, Garrison, New York The practices of Mindfulness and Lovingkindness from the Buddhist tradition deepens our insight into truth about who we are and how 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! Online registration for the retreat: http://www.garrisonin... Retreat website: http://cominghome2012... Larry Yang teaches meditation and mindfulness nationally, and provides support for Dharma teachings within multicultural communities. Larry is a Spirit Rock teacher and a core teacher of the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA. 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: and he writes a blog for the Huffington Post at: http://www.huffington.... 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. "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

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    It was my first retreat of is kind. It was a great challenge but I am so glad I persevered. Never before have I truly felt the vibration of deep compassion that I received on this retreat. I feel changed. Thank you with all my heart.

    April 16, 2012

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