Program Details

Queer Dharma


April 17 / 7:00 PM - April 17 / 9:00 PM

Queer Dharma is open to any queer identified person interested in combining the practice of meditation with the study of Buddhism. We offer meditation instruction to newcomers, and we encourage seasoned practitioners to join.  The Wednesday Learn to Meditate sessions are longer and more thorough, and are recommended first - but not necessary.  Please join us!

The evening begins with meditation, followed by a small break and a group discussion on the relationship of dharma to being queer.


Our topic this evening is “Why do we need queer spaces?


Has the world changed so much in the last few decades that a group like Queer Dharma is obsolete? In our broader society, do we still need safe spaces to discuss queer issues, and are we excluding allies and friends if we tell them they’re not welcome? Is there still a need for safe spaces even within a “queer” group – how can we honour the differences between the issues facing lesbians, gay men, bisexual men and women, transgender men and transgender women, without conflict and fragmentation?


For more information, contact us at queerdharma@shambhalaottawa.ca.  There is no need to pre-register.  There is no cost for the evening.


We have a mailing list.  If you wish to join, send an email to qd-subscribe@shambhalaottawa.ca

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