“Without community, there is no liberation.” – Audre Lorde
This donation-based offering is a meditation sangha to give queer, transgender, intersex and/or genderfluid/non-binary people of color a space in which to find stillness, solitude, and community during a time when our lives (and particularly the lives of Black and indigenous people) are more overtly in the crosshairs of violence from multiple fronts. The meditation practice will incorporate space for people to share their struggles and their strategies for self-care and community care, and will facilitate relationship building among people seeking to define “healing” and “wellness” in a context in which true safety is not attainable. The circle will use a politic of radical love as a guiding force, and incorporate spiritual teachings from Buddhism, other religious traditions, and QTIPOC activists both living and dead.
By donation/dāna (no one turned away for lack of funds).
This group is for queer, transgender, intersex and/or genderfluid/non-binary people of color.
This group meditation practice directly follows Queer & Trans Yoga, which all are encouraged to attend from 5:15-6:30pm.
Upcoming QTIPOC SANGHA FACILITATORS
NOTE Gatherings will only occur when we have a facilitator present. Every two months we’ll announce dates and facilitators.
11/4 – Hyunhee
11/11 – Nicole
11/18 – Nicole
11/25 – NO SANGHA
12/2 – Nicole
12/9 – Nicole
12/16 – Hyunhee
12/23 – NO SANGHA
12/30 – NO SANGHA
Hyunhee Shin comes to meditation by way of her martial arts practice. She is a class straddling queer Korean survivor of child sexual abuse and family violence. She has worked in anti-violence social justice orgs for the last 5 years and is obsessed with how we care for ourselves and each other as survivors supporting survivors. Her Hapkido and meditation practice are core to her healing journey and she strives to continue learning and deepening her practice in community.
Nicole Myles came to meditation as a tool for managing chronic pain in 2017. She is a Black, queer femme who values joy, disability justice and our collective liberation. Outside the studio, you can find her redistributing resources through social justice philanthropy, co-hosting Afrofuturist book clubs or deepening her dance practice.