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Retreat Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Awakening Strength, Courage and Tenderness: A Retreat for the LGBTQI Gender-fluid 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 to explore ourselves through guided meditations dharma talks and group and individual inquiry.

2017-10-27 (5 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-10-28 Respecting the Defended Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:08
Arinna Weisman
Honoring the defenses that have kept us alive and offering our love to those spaces that can't open yet. The capacity to offer love can come from contemplating our generosity, the ways we are ethical and the beautiful qualities of awakened beings.
In collection: Developing Our Practice
2017-10-29 Day 2 Morning Instruction (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:48
Arinna Weisman
The two aspects of mindfulness, general comprehension and bare attention. General comprehension understands our purpose, the refuge of why we are being attentive contextualizes our attention and knowing with wisdom and caring.
2017-10-29 Damn - Now What Do I Do? (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:50
Larry Yang
The Factors of Non-Enlightenment
2017-10-30 Day 3: Afternoon Session: Metta- Unstoppable Friendliness 44:47
Melvin Escobar
A guided meditation to invite kindness into our present-moment experience.
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