People of Color (POC) Sangha ONLINE

Yoga Heights La Sarmiento Guest Teacher(s)

La Sarmiento and Guest Teacher(s)

8/22/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET/U.S. and Canada, 4th Saturdays)  at  Yoga Heights (3506 Georgia Avenue, NW, Columbia Heights, Washington DC, 20010) (Map It)
As a precautionary measure in response to coronavirus in our region, we will be holding this class via video conference until further notice. We hope to see you there!

Next meeting

Leader: Valca Valentine

Topic: Wisdom of Sangha in Healing Spiritual Crisis

The POC sangha meets every 4th Saturday of the month, from 4-6 p.m. Please keep an eye on the affinity events calendar.

Aspirations of the People of Color Sangha

  • To explore our identity as People of Color in the light of the Buddhist dharma, across multiple and intersecting lines of difference that include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, socio-economic class, age, and dis/abilities.
  • To provide a safe and intimate space where People of Color can deepen the practice of meditation and mindful dialogue.To study the dharma from diverse perspectives and to inspire insightful discussions.
  • To study the dharma from diverse perspectives and to inspire insightful discussions.
  • To cultivate a sense of belonging and community both within the People of Color sangha and the larger IMCW sangha.

Insight meditation cultivates our natural wisdom and compassion. Meditation practice develops concentration, which allows us to calm and steady the mind.

No registration is necessary.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend IMCW classes.

Other weekly drop-in classes.

IMCW Giving

Format of our meeting

  • 30-minute sit/walking meditation
  • Welcome/Introductions/Check-ins
  • Short dharma talk
  • Mindful discusssion
  • Dedication of Merit/Closing/Announcements

Join Zoom Meeting (click on URL or copy and paste to your browser). You do not need to have a Zoom account to join this online class.

https://zoom.us/j/799254163?pwd=NGlvRCtSKytNaW15eGpQYWRCUXhoZz09

Meeting ID: 799 254 163
Password: 643526

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As always, dana (donation) is voluntary. We are always grateful for dana of any amount, which helps pay for the expenses of making our classes available, and helps support the teacher. You can send dana through:

  • Venmo at: @Admin-IMCW
  • PayPal or Zelle to the account: Admin@IMCW.org
  • the IMCW Giving page — https://imcw.org/Giving
  • or you can send a check to IMCW, P.O. Box 3, Cabin John, MD 20818

 Please note your class and teacher so we can credit it to the right person.

What is Dana?

Parking

If you're wanting to come to the LGBTQ or People of Color Sangha gatherings, and street parking near Unity Woods has got you down, you can pay $8 to park in the garage underneath the building. It can be accessed via the alley off of Woodley Road. Here's a link for more info and directions:

Parking Locator – Colonial Parking

Metro

Yoga Heights is about a 4 minute walk from the Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro station of the Green line.

Venue

Please arrive by 3:45 p.m. so that we can begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. If you can volunteer to set up, please let me know and arrive by 3:30 p.m.

Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear. PLEASE RSVP ("Contact Us" button, below) so we know how many chairs to set up. Thanks!

Optional dinner at a local restaurant after meeting.

Contact us
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