Radiating Love: A Daylong for the LGBTIQ+ Community

Kate Johnson Crossings Center for Healing Traditions

Kate Johnson

3/15/2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  at  Crossings Center for Healing Traditions (8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD, 20910) (Map It)

As LGBTQI+ folks, we may have been taught that the way we express our gender or sexuality is too much, or not enough. But from the perspective of the Buddha’s teachings on bodhicitta or “basic goodness,” who and how we are is perfection. Feeling into our own most authentic way to share our identities and spiritual experiences as LGBTQI+ folks can be a profound mindfulness practice all its own, and a generous act of love for ourselves, each other, and the wide wide world.   

Join us for this daylong event, where through guided meditation, short talks, chanting and small group dialogue we’ll explore the practice of radiating metta (unconditional love) as an expansive expression of all of who we are -- including our genders and sexualities as we experience them in the present moment. 

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This venue is accessible to those with mobility impairments.

Parking and Public Transportation

This venue has plenty of parking and is accessible by public transportation.

IMCW retreats and workshops offer instruction in Buddhist meditation and talks on the awakening of our natural insight, love and wisdom. While the meditation practices derive from the Buddhist tradition, they are universal in orientation and address spiritual themes of concern to all contemplative traditions.

A workshop is not primarily silent (talking may be allowed during breaks and lunch) and may be focused on a special topic, such as applying meditation to relationships, emotional healing or physical well-being. Workshops may include a variety of formats, including different reflections and exercises and the sharing of experiences.

Registration

The base offering covers direct expenses for this event, including support for the teacher. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. To apply, please click the "Contact Us" button below before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy

$35 of the base registration fee is non-refundable. If you contact the retreat manager by clicking the "Contact Us" button below three weeks before the event, the balance of your registration will be refunded. Issuing a refund may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited. Please note that donations cannot be refunded (IRS regulations).

Fees:

Base:$75.00
Mid-level (Base + $10 donation):$85.00
Sponsor (Base + $20 donation):$95.00

Contact us
Registration opens 1/2/2020.
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