La Sarmiento Yoga Heights DC

La Sarmiento

4/8/2017 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM at Yoga Heights DC, (3506 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20010) (Map It)

Topic:  "Sangha:  Waking Up Together"

Article:  "The Precepts: Directing the Mind Towards Practices in Diversity" by Larry Yang

At this time in our country and in the world, we are challenged to deepen our practices of integrity and ethics to be the foundation from which we choose to speak and act towards the alleviation of suffering and cultivation of inclusion and equity for all beings. We will review and discuss Larry Yang's version of the precepts that offer a broader perspective on how we can take responsibility in understanding power, privilege, and oppression within ourselves and the impact it has on those around us.

Hope you can join us.


The LGBTIQ group meets the 2nd Saturday of every month. Please keep an eye on the website calendar for monthly readings and updates.

The IMCW LGBTIQ Sangha aspires to:

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

Format of our meeting 

  • 30-minute sit/walking meditation
  • Welcome/Introductions/Check-ins
  • Short dharma talk
  • Mindful discussion
  • Dedication of Merit/Closing/Announcements
  • Optional dinner at a local restaurant after meeting

Meeting Information

These teachings and gatherings are offered free of charge. If you would like to make a donation (offer dana) to support my teaching and programming of diverse dharma events within IMCW, and to and to pay the rental fee to Yoga Heights, you may do so after the meeting. Any amount you are able to offer is greatly appreciated.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend. You may bring your own sitting gear if you like. We provide blankets to sit on the floor and some chairs.

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.

PLEASE RSVP so we know how many chairs to set up. Thanks! Hope you can join us!


Parking is on-street. Please read parking signs carefully to avoid getting a ticket.

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