25Apr10:00 AM4:30 PMAwakening in Each Moment with Compassion: An LGBTQI Day RetreatOpen to all who self-identify as LGBTQI.10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Fresh “Lev” White; Ramón Honea; Amber Field; Skeeter Barker No prerequisiteOpen
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020; 10:00am - 4:30pm. Sliding Scale: $45 - 108. Code FR1D20. Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020; 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale: $45 – 108. Code FR1D20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.
Open to all who self-identify as LGBTQI.
Practicing compassion for ourselves and for others in community not only allows us to be sustainable in our personal and community struggles but also supports us in allowing new wisdom, joy, and love to be integrated as part of our life experiences.
Join us on this spacious land, where we will dip into the Buddhist practices of compassion for self and others, supported by offerings of music, movement, and reflection that open, nourish, and reconnect the heart. Our day together will include guided meditation, music, mindful movement, discussion, and a community-building potluck lunch.
If you can, please bring food to share.
Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.
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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
Amber Field is a queer, gender expansive Korean American adoptee facilitator, teacher, performer and singer featured in San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay for yoga music. They are a Tamalpa Associate Teacher of expressive arts. Amber specializes in helping people sing, sound and speak their truths. Amber also facilitates somatic and creative expression workshops and trainings on various themes such as adoption, grief, diversity & solidarity, and collective emergence. They have been a counselor at many teen and family retreats at Spirit Rock. For info on upcoming performances, classes & retreats, please visit https://amberfieldmusic.com
Fresh "Lev" White
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. Currently, Ramon is a Residential Retreat Manager at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he manages many retreats and supports yogis with experiencing ease during their time on the land. Leading meditation since 2009, Ramon obtained a mindfulness teaching credential through the Mindfulness Training Institute in 2018.
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.