Freedom & Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for our LGBTQAI+ Community

Registration is open, with a waitlist.

Wait List
Wait lists often move quickly, so consider registering even if a retreat is full!
September 08 - September 13, 2020 (Tuesday to Sunday)


We’ll create a space of ease and support for LGBTQAI+ 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.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for ages 18 – 26. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per day is required (i.e. a minimum of $100 for the entire retreat). Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

This retreat is full with a short waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.

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