LGBTQ Half-Day Retreat

Next Retreat: September 16th

This retreat occurs 3 times per year

We will explore the teachings of the Buddha in meditation practice and how to integrate mindfulness into our daily lives. We bring a queer perspective on Buddhist practice, viewing the Buddha’s teaching through our LGBTQ experiences to see how this can lead to greater freedom.

This half-day is for those in the LGBTQ who are new to mindfulness and meditation, as well as those who have a meditation practice.  The half-day retreat includes silent meditation, walking practice and short dharma talks. 


The half-day is offered on a dana/donation basis.  All are welcome regardless of ability to donate. 


Baruch Golden has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1998. He completed the Community Dharma Leaders program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at the Sati Center in Redwood City. He teaches at East Bay Meditation Center and at sitting groups in the Bay Area. Baruch works as a hospice nurse.

Pam Peirce began practicing meditation in 1995, studying in the traditions of Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chodron.  Since 2001, her primary practice has been insight meditation.  She has completed Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Dedicated Practitioner Program and is currently training with the Community Dharma Leadership Program. Pam is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with illness, elder care, and loss.  She lives with her partner in San Francisco.

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