October 2020

04Oct9:30 AM12:30 PMLGBTQI & GNC Day: Cultivating Lovingkindness in Community -- OnlineOpen to all who self-identify as LGBTQI and GNC9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Online Teacher(s): John Martin; Noliwe Alexander No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: October 4, 2020.
Sliding Scale: $25-$108. Code JN1H20.

Please Note: This retreat is now offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.

Open to all who identify as LGBTQI and GNC (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Questioning Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirited, and Gender Non-Conforming). To support the retreat container, this retreat will not be open to allies.


The Buddha first taught the practice of lovingkindness as a protection. On this half-day retreat, for our wide and diverse LGBTQI and GNC community, we will cultivate the beautiful quality of metta (lovingkindness). In cultivating these spacious qualities, we can find the support & refuge needed to hold all the joys and difficulties facing the complexities of our lives. The practice supports bringing forth an open, balanced and courageous heart. Together, let us lean into the potential to bring forth love and peace, even in the midst of hatred. The Buddha recognized the great power of love, stating: “Hatred never heals by hatred. Hatred is healed by love alone. This is the eternal law.”


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