The Beauty of Our Lives--Mindfulness Meditation retreat for LGBTIQ Communities

posted by mahasangha


6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Thursday, April 17 - Sunday, April 20


Garrison Institute, 14 Mary's Way, Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524


The practices of Mindfulness and Lovingkindness from the Buddhist tradition deepens our insight into truth about ourselves and the conditions in which we live, while cultivating an open heart and an inner home. This will be a silent meditation retreat and the practice of Mindfulness will be experienced through silent sitting, walking, movement, and eating meditations. There will be a time for mindful group sharing. On the last day of the retreat, Sunday, there will be an opportunity to cultivate and practice mindful connections in community.

Open to all levels of meditation—new, beginner, or experienced. You do not have to call yourself a Buddhist to benefit from meditation. Please join us, get on a cushion or chair, settle your mind, keep your heart open, and see what you discover! The retreat offers a unique opportunity for Queer and Same Gender Loving identified folks to be together in spiritual community.


225-$405. If you are willing to do a daily House Job (light cleaning work) of about one hour, this will reduce your rate by $10 per day. Cost for the Teachings: The teachers do not receive any portion of the retreat fees. Dharma teachings are regarded as priceless. They are offered without a set fee. You are requested to support the teachers by contributing voluntary donations (the practice of “Dana” or Generosity).