Margarita Loinaz, M.D. has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1977 in the Tibetan and Theravada traditions with an emphasis on Dzogchen practice for the past 10 years. She is a graduate of the first Community Dharma Leader's program at SRMC where she contributed to the initial stages of the diversity program and taught at the first POC retreat. She also trained in MBSR at the UMass Stress Reduction Clinic and is a student of the Diamond Approach. She is originally from Dominican Republic.
Throughout the world, we are living in cultures of domination and the legacy of colonialism and slavery. The beliefs we have inherited living within these cultures have caused a deep disconnection within our souls and with all that we consider “other.” Drawing from Indigenous cultures and our Buddhist practice, we will be exploring ways to expand our perspective and open possibilities of greater understanding, connection and intimacy with our dear Earth and all the Beings that share this precious home.