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Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQAI Community

We’ll create a space of ease and support for QTBLGAI people to cultivate mindfulness, kindness and wisdom through insight meditation. Sharing silence and meditative space with community allows us to make greater peace with ourselves and our lives, one moment at a time. While listening to the teachings of wisdom and compassion and mindfully sitting, walking, eating and resting, liberating insights arise, and clarity and freedom are gained. We can learn to find an ever-deepening sense of well-being, touching joy and fostering the heart's release. We practice in this way both for our own benefit and for the benefit of others.

This retreat is open to both experienced and beginner meditators who self-identify as queer, questioning, trans, bisexual, lesbian, gay, agender, intersex or two-spirit.

2019-09-03 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2019-09-04 Morning Meditation Instructions 1:10:39
Winnie Nazarko
Day 1 sitting and walking instructions
2019-09-04 Mindfulness As A Factor Of Awakening 53:11
Jean Esther
Steadying the mind. Suggestions for a balance of attention in a retreat setting.
2019-09-05 Morning Instructions 51:58
Jean Esther
Mindfulness Of Breath and Body
2019-09-05 Gladding The Mind 55:36
Winnie Nazarko
This talk discusses sources of non-sensual happiness including the wholesome state of gratitude. A guided gratitude reflection concludes this talk.
2019-09-06 Metta for a friend and neutral person 45:01
bruni dávila
2019-09-07 Morning Instructions 59:46
Jean Esther
Introduction of the 2nd foundation of mindfulness. Mindfulness of feeling.
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