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Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTIQ Community (5 days)
September 2 – 7, 2014 (Tuesday to Sunday)
This insight retreat creates a space of ease and support for our LGBTIQ meditators to come together, beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Sharing silence and meditative space allows us to make greater peace with ourselves and our lives, one moment at a time. We learn to find an ever-deepening sense of wellbeing, touching joy and fostering the heart's release. While listening to the teachings of wisdom and compassion, and sitting and walking mindfully, liberating insights arise, and clarity and freedom is gained. We practice in this way both for our own benefit and for the benefit of others.
Pascal Auclair has been immersed in the dharma since 1997, studying with revered Asian monastic and lay Western teachers. A co-founder of True North Insight Meditation Centre in Canada, he enjoys sharing the Buddha's teachings with all curious people.
Listen to one of Pascal's talks: Four Ways We Get Too Tight given at IMS on August 2, 2011 – 64 minutes, 44.3 MB (Download, Stream)
Anushka Fernandopulle is on the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and works as a leadership coach and management consultant. Her teaching is informed by creative arts, nature, political engagement and modern urban life.
Listen to one of Anushka's talks: Metta: Digging a Good Trench in the Heart given at IMS on August 1, 2009 – 54 minutes, 37.6 MB (Download, Stream)
Maddy Klyne teaches retreats, practice groups and beginners’ workshops at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, MA. She also teaches retreats for LBGTIQ communities at the Garrison Institute and Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Listen to one of Maddy's talks: Life is Fleeting given at IMS on September 15, 2007 – 47 minutes, 21.5 MB (Download, Stream)