LGBTQI Loving Kindness
Daylong with John Martin
June 4, 2016
Start Pride month in community, cultivating love and loving-kindness (Metta). This is a daylong retreat for the LGBTQI community. The practice of loving-kindness was taught by the Buddha to cultivate the natural beautiful qualities of an open and loving heart. The practice begins with ourselves and expands outwards for all beings. The cultivation of loving kindness supports a caring and balanced heart that is able to open to all the joys and difficulties of life.
There will be instructions and teachings to develop this practice and to work with the challenges that may block the full expression of the heart. The practice of loving-kindness supports the breaking through of the illusion of separateness, and opens to our universal connection to all beings.
Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED- WALK-INS THE MORNING OF ARE WELCOME!
John Martin teaches Vipassana, Metta, and LGBTQI themed meditation retreats. He leads an on-going weekly meditation group in San Francisco’s Duboce Triangle neighborhood. He has had a dedicated practice while being engaged in the working world and emphasizes practice for daily life. John also offers teachings on Metta as Self Care at Zen Hospice for hospice care volunteers and for health care professions. He is a Spirit Rock/IMS trained teacher.
This daylong retreat will be held at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street 415.695.2864