Vipassana Retreat for Queer Practitioners (link)
March 17-31, 2017
Teachers: Arinna Weisman, assisted by Baruch Golden
A Retreat for the Gender-Non-Conforming, Trans, Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Community
How do we open to the challenges and uncertainties of our lives and the worlds we live in without being imprisoned in hatred, passivity or grief? The Buddha’s teaching of liberation offers us a practice to build the capacities of faith, kindness and wisdom, and to orient towards building peace.
In the blessings of our queer community, we will explore together the Buddha’s path through guided meditations, dharma talks, group inquiry, and individual interviews.
This is a wonderful opportunity to come together in community: to co-create together a container that allows us to be who we are in the field of our dharma practice and activism. This retreat is committed to building an anti-racist, anti-sexist and accessible community. (However, this facility has limited accessibility for people with disabilities.)
Your participation is invited for either one or two weeks, from Friday to Friday.
This course is open to both new students and those experienced in meditation. The retreat will be held in Noble Silence to support an atmosphere of deep practice.
Housing is whimsical & rustic; meals are vegetarian.
Cost of accommodation is $45/day; the teachings are offered freely. Limited work exchange & scholarships available.
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: Once you’ve registered using the online form, your registration will not be complete until you pay your $100 deposit.
is a Sanskrit and Pali word connoting the virtue of generosity, charity or giving of alms. The teachings, valuable beyond measure, are freely offered. Dana offerings to teachers and staff are gratefully received.