Connect and Sustain

A Daylong Retreat for the LGBTQ Sangha with Pablo Das

January 23, 2016 




Buddhism asks us to turn towards the balance of pleasure and pain that characterizes every human life with presence and compassion. Transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay and queer identified people have unique (to say the least) challenges and experiences to navigate. In this daylong retreat, we will explore Buddhist teachings and practices on mindfulness and compassion and come together in community to connect and share our unique experience.

This daylong retreat is open to anyone who identifies as part of the queer community and will include periods of meditation as well as interpersonal and group practices designed to create connection.

Sliding Scale: $35-$75 for the workshop plus dana to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less. Some scholarships and work-study are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no reg fee. Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.


Pablo Das is empowered to teach mindfulness meditation and Buddha Dharma by Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society founder Noah Levine. He teaches regularly at A.T.S. centers in Los Angeles where he resides. He a practitioner of Somatic Experiencing which is a body centered system for working with trauma. He maintains a private “awareness based” wellness coaching practice working with clients one on one, integrating Buddhist practice and principles, somatic experiencing and holistic health models. He has worked in suicide prevention for the LGBTQAI teen population. He is also a Buddhism inspired indie-folk (antifolk) musician who can be found transforming monotonous Buddhist chants into indie rock retreat hits.

Daylong will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90029