Online Retreat

Grief and Joy: A Day of Remembrance and Healing for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Join in community to honor our grief and our joy. Engaging with what it means to be alive now, we acknowledge the enormity of the diverse impacts on the LGBTQIA+ communities. During our time together, we will turn toward our grief, exploring new ways to work with and understand this powerful emotion. In addition, we will learn Buddhist practices that support opening to joy. Grounded in mindfulness and lovingkindness, together we will create a space to support healing from the challenges of daily life and to nurture a world that is grounded in inclusivity and freedom for all. Our time together will include Dharma talks, meditations, guided movement, chants, and interactive sessions. All experience levels are warmly welcome. Movement will be offered in ways that are accessible for all types of bodies.

Teaching Team

JD Doyle, MA

JD Doyle, MA

Teacher

JD Doyle(they/them) served as Core Teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, where they co-founded the Alphabet(LGBTQIA+) Sangha, and as Guiding Teacher at Insight Santa Cruz. They graduated from Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Retreat Teacher Training in 2020.

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