Program Details

Slow Dating: Connecting with Ourselves and Others (Westside)

with David Fraioli & Lisa Oxley
February 16 / 10:00 AM - February 16 / 5:00 PM

There are so many ways to meet people today--internet dating sites, meet-up groups, speed dating, bars and clubs.....Slow Dating is an alternative way to meet other single people.  Meet real people, in real time, face-to face, who share a common interest in meditation.

  • This day long retreat will consist of sitting meditation, discussion, talks, and a chance to meet other single people interested in the path of meditation.

  • It is for all ages and orientations.

  • Topics of discussion will include: making friends with fear, loneliness as a path to awakening, respectful communication, how to engage in the dating world with confidence and kindness.

The day ends with a celebratory reception.

David Fraioli has been practicing and studying the Shambhala teachings since 1999. He began his studies in New York, where he was a co-founder of QueerDharma, a meditation group for the LGBT community.  Before moving to LA, he lived and worked at Karmê Chöling, a retreat center in Vermont, where he worked in the Programs department, coordinating meditation retreats for all levels of practice. He is a meditation instructor, and is on the council of Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles.

Lisa Oxley is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has been practicing meditation for over 10 years.  She is also a contemporary artist and arts educator, interested in particular in the zone where aesthetics, mindfulness, creativity, and creating a wakeful human society overlap.

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