March 2023

18Mar10:00 AM4:00 PMAwakening Each Moment in Compassion and JoyOpen to Self-identified LGBTQIA+10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Fresh 'Lev' White; Ramon Honea; Phoenix Song; Skeeter Barker OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

Event Details

Date & Time: Sunday, March 18, 2023; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $20-$108. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code FR1D23.

Open to: Self-identified LGBTQIA+

Come blossom with us as we practice compassion for ourselves and others in community. Compassion allows us to be sustainable in the work of living authentically and equitably in our lives. Compassion and self-compassion practices help us find the wisdom we need to live more happily, receive joy, and open to much-needed love for ourselves and our community.

Join us in our third year of this beautiful and healing space online. Explore the Buddhist practice of compassion, and invite joy through music, voice work, and gentle movement. The day will include silent and guided practice, teaching, and opt-in discussion, and is open to people of all levels of practice. For this LGBTQIA+ gathering, allies are not included. Thank you for your understanding. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email


  • Fresh "Lev" White

    Fresh "Lev" White

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  • Phoenix Song

    Phoenix Song

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  • Ramón Honea

    Ramón Honea

    Ramón Honea is a gay, second generation Oakland Latinx native. He served for 20 years as a teacher/administrator in the Oakland Unified School District. Through therapy, Ramon found meditation and the East Bay Meditation Center’s “POC sangha” where he sat on the board, led several groups, and participated on the center’s coordinating committee. Leading meditation since 2009, Ramon obtained a mindfulness teaching credential through the Mindfulness Training Institute in 2018.

  • Skeeter Barker

    Skeeter Barker

    Skeeter honors the peaceful warrior nature that is uniquely revealed in each of us, through this journey called yoga. Skeeter’s purpose is to create a safe space for all students to arrive on their mat, practice the beautiful art of unfoldment and connection to true authentic self. Skeeter welcomes you to your mat, however you find yourself there.

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