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LGBTIQ+ Retreat Waking Up Fabulous: Taking Refuge & Care 2023

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LGBTIQ+ Retreat Waking Up Fabulous: Taking Refuge & Care 2023



Open to all who identify as: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Queer +. Co-sponsored by the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and Cambridge Insight Meditation Center.

This retreat is an opportunity for us to come together as an LGBTIQ+ community and care for ourselves: to remember who we really are and to recollect our true inner goodness. We will explore ways of sustaining a kind heart, a clear open mind, and a strong body. We will engage with the ancient teachings and practices offered by the Buddha that cultivate compassion, wisdom, and skillful actions.

This retreat will be held in Noble Silence. In silence, we are illuminating the heart and mind. It is a real-time practice of stillness and clarity. Participants are asked and expected to refrain from using any electronic devices. This allows for a rare opportunity to unplug and get to know our own reality show with compassion and wisdom. Within this commitment, we are the guardians to each other’s solitude while in this precious community. The more we know and understand our inner landscape, the more we are able to engage with others and the world with both skill and grace.

Guided meditation instructions, Q&A, heart practices, gentle yoga, group meetings with a teacher, and dharma talks will be offered on this retreat. Hope you can join us!

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A limited number of scholarships are available. Click here to apply.



Madeline Klyne has been practicing insight meditation for over 30 years. Madeline is a co-founder and teacher at South Shore Insight in Hanover, MA, a teacher at Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, and an assistant teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, MA.


Isabel Adon, LCSW
is an Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapist and Trainer. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Isabel works with individuals, children and families.

Movement Teacher


Jacoby Ballard has been teaching yoga for 20 years and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his partner and child. His teaching style is playful and profound, integrating the teachings of the dharma into how we move and breath on our mats and with each other.

Retreat Manager


La Sarmiento (they/them) is a teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and Cloud Sangha and contributor to the Ten Percent Happier app. La lives with their life partner Wendy and rescue pups Annabel and Bader and loves the mindfulness practice of building Lego. To learn more about La's work please visit this page.

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COVID-19 safety measures
COVID-19 vaccination required
Event will be indoors
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.
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