Walking in the world, walking in our authenticity, requires in us a certain amount of fierceness, a warrior spirit—a willingness to open to our authentic selves. It’s also kind of a charge. If we look around at the work in the world our alphabet community, our rainbow community does in working toward full citizenship for everybody, inclusivity for everybody, that’s a beautiful charge that speaks to the heart in this community. Some of us have suffered great trauma and loss just in the endeavor to walk in our truth. And know how much healing, how much transformation that requires. This is warrior’s work.
 
Syra Smith, The Heart of Sorrow: The Seeds of Compassion and the Overflowing Cup
Syra Smith

Syra Smith

Syra teaches Insight Meditation and mindfulness throughout the SF Bay Area and beyond and proudly serves as Core Teacher with the San Francisco LGBT Sangha. She co-leads the Midday Dharma Collective at San Francisco Insight and is a Resident Teacher with the women's community of Assaya Sangha.