Program Details

Queer Dharma: Topic TBD

with Michaela McCormick
April 6 / 4:00 PM - April 6 / 6:00 PM

Michael McCormick has been meditating for 12 years and has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 2005. He is Director of Practice and Education for the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center, a meditation instructor, and a member of the Diversity Working Group of Shambhala International. For 25 years he worked as a teacher, trainer, and practitioner of conflict resolution and public dialogue. For longer than that he was a community organizer/activist. He now writes on social and spiritual themes.

Queer Dharma is a group for LGBTQ practitioners to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. The group serves to send a message to new-comers that they are welcome in our tradition and to explore (perhaps in ways that may be unintentionally overlooked or excluded in our regular programming) how we as gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans and gender queer individuals can incorporate the teachings in our everyday lives and in our various social circles. 

We're scheduled to meet every first Sunday of the month 2-4pm. Meditation instruction is available to you. It's a free event with suggested donation of any dollar amount. Continue to socialize over dinner and drinks at Crush afterward. All are warmly welcome regardless of experience, spiritual tradition, age, gender or sexual identity.  See you there!

For more information, contact Jason Bray, Queer Dharma Coordinator.

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