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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.
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!
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One-day LGBTQ and Gender Non-conforming Buddhist meditation retreat Finding Peace in the Challenges Life Brings Saturday June 29, 2019 led by Arinna Weisman, in Cambridge, MA If you've ever thought about trying meditation--or if you're an experienced meditator, please join us for a one-day GLBTQ meditation retreat on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Cambridge. This retreat offers us a special opportunity to come together as community and as Sangha to find peace in the challenges life brings. Together we will cultivate wisdom, loving-kindness, patience, mindfulness, and equanimity while recognizing the human conditions that we face. Practicing meditation strengthens our intention to embrace whatever is present and to enhance the evolution of our insights. The retreat is led by Arinna Weisman (http://arinnaweisman.org). Arinna is a renowned teacher in the Vipassana/Theravada tradition of Buddhism who has been teaching throughout the U.S. and Europe since 1989. Originally from South Africa, she was one of the first resident teachers at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and founded the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley in Western Mass and is currently the guiding teacher at Dhamma Dena Meditation Center in Joshua Tree. She is co-author of a superb book called "The Beginners Guide to Insight Meditation." She is also a queer feminist lesbian! There will be periods of silence with instructions for both sitting and walking meditation, time to share questions, and a Dharma talk. The retreat is 10 am - 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Cambridge at the Friends Meeting House near Harvard Square. Directions will be sent after your registration is received. The cost of the retreat is $40.00, which covers the room, out-of-pocket costs, tea, water & munchies. You should bring your own bag lunch; a fridge is available. In addition, there will be an opportunity for 'dana.' Dana is an ancient Buddhist tradition in which you can choose to make an additional contribution to support Arinna's teaching. (There is no obligation.) A limited number of scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the cost of the retreat, please contact Rachel at: [masked] for further information. If you have questions about the retreat, please contact Rachel ([masked]). Please register for the retreat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-peace-in-the-challenges-life-brings-tickets-60984892455?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
Spend a relaxing Sunday morning on the beautiful South Shore enjoying a vibrant and growing LGBTQ meditation community. This guided sitting meditation and Dharma discussion is a community gathering for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Tea and snacks will follow. Presented by SSIMC Guiding Teacher, Madeline Klyne. Registration: This is a drop-in group, no pre-registration. Sustaining donation $10 at the door.