People of Color Meditation Group: Feeling the Body- Healing the Heart- Paused

with Bryan Mendiola

July 1st—September 2nd (2018)

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    Room: Portland

    People of Color Meditation Group: Feeling the Body, Healing the Heart

    with LaLa Drew & Bryan Mendiola


    Group Gatherings are suspended for a few weeks.

    When we have a new location we will announce the new schedule here and in our newsletter.


    We come together as people of color to foster a space of safety, awareness, community, and healing. This is a time we can engage the practice of mindfulness meditation (shamatha), explore teachings on the Dharma (truth), and share our personal, social, political, cultural, and/or spiritual lives together. Shambhala is a secular meditation tradition rooted in Tibetan Buddhism, in the fundamental worthiness and sanity of all beings, and in the creation of an enlightened, awake society.

    Open to anyone who self-identifies as a person of color (POC). Individuals from all spiritual traditions are welcome and no prior meditation experience is required.


    Books we may explore together include (but are not limited to):

    Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chӧgyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    Mindfulness in Action by Chӧgyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, & Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams & Lama Rod Owens

    The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, & Gender by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel


    For more information, please contact us at [email protected]


    “May I act as the mighty earth

    Or like the free and open skies

    To support and provide the space

    Whereby I and all others may grow.”

    (Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva)