We Are Glorious! LGBTQIA+ Daylong

Ayesha and La Online Retreat Ayesha Ali La Sarmiento

Ayesha Ali and La Sarmiento

9/27/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  at  Online Retreat (Virtual) (Map It)

We Are Glorious!: Our Inherent Belonging to This Life – A Daylong for the LGBTQIA+ Community

As LGBTQIA+ people, we may have lived much of our lives doubting, questioning, and rejecting who we are because of our families, our peers, the government, and society as a whole telling us for centuries that there is something innately wrong with us and that we do not deserve respect, acceptance, or the same rights granted to cisgender and heterosexual people. Even within our community, there have been long-standing prejudices against each other.

How do we as LGBTQIA+ practitioners bring mindfulness and compassion to our own internalized oppression and biases to dismantle the delusion of separation?

In this daylong together, we will:

  • honor our LGBTQIA+ ancestors and elders by learning from their courage and example
  • remember our connection to the earth and appreciate all the gifts she offers unconditionally
  • honor and move our bodies with all its abilities and limitations and name the ways we have rejected or accepted them
  • practice mindfulness meditation and self-compassion to accept the complexity of who we are to lessen the need for external validation
  • come together as sangha to share how the practices and teachings of liberation support and affirm our existence and empower us to make a difference in alleviating suffering in the world

LGBTQIA+ Affinity Sangha

IMCW Giving

You do not need to have a Zoom account to join this event. A link will be included with your confirmation email, and will be resent before the retreat.

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the retreat manager ("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

If you cancel more than three weeks before the start of the class series, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 3 weeks before the beginning of the class series. There is no refund for classes you do not attend. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks.

Late Registration

Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.

What is Dana?

IMCW aspires to create a safe, supportive community. We welcome everyone with an interest in meditation, regardless of identity, orientation or background. 

Fees:

Base:$55.00
Mid-level (base + $10 donation):$65.00
Sponsor (base + $20 donation):$75.00

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