People of Color (POC) Sangha
- 6:30 PM at Yoga Heights DC, (3506 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20010) (Map It)
Topic: "Beginning Anew: Forgiving Ourselves, Each Other, and This Life"
From Felonious Munk:
"I want this show ["Nothing To Lose But Our Chains"] to give people an opportunity to look at the people who have harmed them and forgive those people, and maybe move forward. Not just second chances, but humanizing fuck-ups. Because we've all done things, and this show is about not overlooking those things, but loving people in spite of their not being perfect."
As we begin this new year, can we at least intend to clear our hearts of its suffering from carrying anger, grudges, resentment, and bitterness towards ourselves, others, and this life. At this gathering we will explore what allows and what blocks our hearts to forgive.
The POC sangha meets on the 4th Saturday of each month. Please keep an eye on the affinity website 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. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear.
Format of our meeting
- 30-minute sit/walking meditation
- Short dharma talk
- Mindful discusssion
- Dedication of Merit/Closing/Announcements
Optional dinner at a local restaurant after meeting.
These teachings and gatherings are offered freely. If you would like to make a donation (offer dana) to support my teaching and programming of diverse dharma events within IMCW, and to offer Unity Woods a donation for their generosity in lending us their space to practice, 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 our classes in metro D.C. No registration is necessary. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear.
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!
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
Learn more about the POC group.
Learn more about our ongoing classes
What is Dana?
Teacher: La Sarmiento
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