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A meet up for men of ALL STRIPES, different colours, gay, straight, trans or bi! All levels encouraged, an introduction to Mindful, Buddhist Meditation practices with addition of Yoga and Breathing. Also some other Mindful Movements to help deal with major and minor stressors. All these practices can be used by anyone wherever you are. Very handy in this one, crazy, wild and beautiful world! Our mission is to develop harmonious male spiritual community in the Greater Boston Area! Please join us if you share this spirit!
The Shambhala LGBT Meditation Group offers a safe space for those who identify as queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning to come together to explore the practice of meditation and support each other in community. Previous meditation experience is not required. We will update with program specifics as each evening approaches.
An evening of meditation practice, led by Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, Senior Minister. Sessions include seated & walking meditation, Dharma talk, and conversation. This practice is open to all, beginning and experience practitioners. The warm, inviting evening includes two short seated meditations; walking meditation through the gorgeous Arlington Street Church sanctuary and Public Garden; and community discussion. Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie is an extraordinary and inspired leader in the LGBTQ community. She is founder of The Shared Heart, a traveling exhibition and book of photographs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teenagers, designed to support the Massachusetts Safe Schools Initiative. The Legacy Foundation named Rev. Crawford Harvie Uncommon Woman of the Year. The Women's Educational and Industrial Union of Boston honored her as one of 100 outstanding women in the Commonwealth. She is recipient of the Maximilian Kolbe Award for Community Service and was named Provincetown Citizen of the Year. In 2004, she performed the first same-sex wedding in a church in the United States. Rev. Kim has been a Zen Buddhist practitioner since 1977. For more information on the evening: Arlington Street Zen Center (http://www.ascboston.org/programs/ASCenter/ongoing/zencen.html) Prior to the ASZC at 7:00 pm, you are also warmly invited to join the Buddha's Belly Book Group at 6:00 pm in the Hunnewell Chapel. Check out the ASC website (http://www.ascboston.org/congevents.html) for information on what book the Buddhas Belly group is currently reading.
Come for an evening of LGBTQ meditation practice, discussion, tea & cookies at Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. Taught by our favorite meditation teacher, Madeline Klyne, this program is suitable for all levels. If you have never tried meditation, are a beginner or have had a practice for years, this evening is for you. It includes meditation instruction, sitting meditation, walking meditation, an inspiring LGBTQ-focused Dharma Talk, discussion, tea, and cookies. Come make new friends and help build the OutBreath community! This is CIMC's signature LGBTQ event.