Butch Is Not A Dirty Word Presents (BINADW): Masc and Mental Health
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Butch Is Not A Dirty Word Presents (BINADW): Masc and Mental Health

Join Dr. G for an evening of storytelling on BINADW is the only print magazine dedicated to butch dykes, butch lesbians, butch women, trans butches, and non-binary butches exploring the intersections of identity and culture. In this 6th issue, mental health will be discussed.

There will be two shows: 7 & 9:30PM. Dr. G will present at both.

To register, head to: https://butchisnotadirtyword.bigcartel.com/product/issue-6-portland-launch-ticket

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Conversations with Shadows: Seeing the Whole of Another
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Conversations with Shadows: Seeing the Whole of Another

  • Alki Masonic Center West Seattle (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of the Une Bonne Mort, a one day educational death and dying seminar dedicated to helping us better care for and honor the autonomy of the dying, Dr. G will hold space for a conversation addressing the ways our biases interact with meeting the intersectional needs of the dead.

Register here: https://deathsploration.com/une-bonne-mort

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Privilege, Power, and Protection: A Community Gathering with Dr. Shanté Smalls
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Privilege, Power, and Protection: A Community Gathering with Dr. Shanté Smalls

How do we bring the ancient and powerful wisdom of Buddhist meditation and dharma to benefit the interrelationships in community? What are the harmful pitfalls of social and community relationships that go unchecked, unspoken, and unhealed? Join us for this day and a half long workshop and meditation practice wherein we will examine patterns related to protection, power, and privilege that come up in our contemplative and other communities? The weekend workshop will focus on body awareness practices, meditation practices that foster awareness of the safety of self, other, and community, and talks and discussion groups that orient us toward action plans to build braver, more honest, and more genuine communities.

Link for more information and to register TBA. Stayed tuned to https://seattle.shambhala.org/programs/ for more information

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Healing and Celebration: A Day-Long Meditation Retreat for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with Dr. Shanté Smalls
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

Healing and Celebration: A Day-Long Meditation Retreat for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with Dr. Shanté Smalls

What is healing and what interrupts its process? How can we begin to shift the culture of the healing process from isolation to community-building. Join us for a day of discovering the ways the healing process can bring joy, liberation, and celebration through various contemplative activities.

Link for more information and to register TBA. Stay tuned to https://seattle.shambhala.org/programs/ for more information

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Black Wisdom Online Summit: BEing Bodies: The Practice of Limitless Being
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Black Wisdom Online Summit: BEing Bodies: The Practice of Limitless Being

A discussion on how our physical body can be used as ground of practice and liberating us from the binding of social and political construct. Includes talk and guided meditation.

This Summit is free until September 15, 2109!!

Register here: https://event.blackwisdomsummit.com/?sc=VfhrLbFG&ac=XZRkaVA5 for my talk and see the other amazing teachers who will be making offerings.

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The Importance of Community: BIPOC Panel Featuring Aarti Tejuja, Joy Gutierrez, Martina Bouey, Dr. Claudelle Glasgow, & Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls
Sep
11
4:00 PM16:00

The Importance of Community: BIPOC Panel Featuring Aarti Tejuja, Joy Gutierrez, Martina Bouey, Dr. Claudelle Glasgow, & Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

This panel of meditation teachers focusing on issues facing Buddhist, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other communities. How does community, meditation, and connection help us face and change harmful circumstance? How do we connect in the age of incredible speed and AI technology? How do we build communities focused on healing, celebration, and wellness?

The cost for this talk is $10 for the General Public and $20 for Patrons who wish to pay-it-forward. We ask that Groups and Meditation Centers to please pay within the $40-$60 range. Register HERE

Because we are committed to making this talk accessible to all, there is also a 25% discount option. To request this discount or a further scholarship, write to info@weeklydharmagathering.com.

Schedule

7:00pm ET/4:00pm PST - Welcome & guided meditation

7:25pm ET/4:25pm PST - Dharma talk

7:55pm ET/4:55pm PST - Q&A with teacher

8:10pm ET/5:10pm PST - Announcements

Join live or watch later. When you register for a talk, you’ll receive:

+ A link to view the event live

+ Access to view the archived video after the live event concludes

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Kyudo: The Way of the Bow
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

A standing form of meditation, “Kyudo is unlike sports archery in that hitting the target counts for little. In Kyudo, the target serves only as a mirror of one’s mind. With this practice the aim is to synchronize body and awareness in the present moment, and thus purify the heart and mind. The result is is confidence and the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, aggression or confusion.”

Join Toby Bernal and Dr. Claudelle Glasgow for an introduction to the traditional practice of Kyudo. This weekend training will teach participants the style and technique of Kyudo and how to apply the principles of Kyudo to everyday life.

This program is open to those 16 years of age and older.

“Through Kyudo, one can learn to live beyond hope and fear, how to be.” - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Register here: https://seattle.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=403383

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Black & Thriving: African/American Perspectives on Mental Illness
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Black & Thriving: African/American Perspectives on Mental Illness

  • Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A part of the larger event titled We Out Here, a Juneteenth festival “to honor and celebrate

Black excellence and share resources in the Seattle area.” The panel will feature seasoned

practitioners in the Social Work and Mental Health fields who will share their experience and

expertise working in and with the black community in the Seattle region. Guests will be invited

to bring their curiosity and questions for the panelists, and time will be made near the end to

meet and greet.

See more about this and other events at: https://www.weouthere.info/

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Weekend Warrior Training I for BIPOC
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Weekend Warrior Training I for BIPOC

  • Shambhala Meditation Center of Seattle (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Dr. Claudelle Glasgow for a weekend meditation retreat for BIPOC.   As Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, our fundamental ground of innate goodness is challenged on a daily basis in several spheres of our existence.  This can bring a seemingly fundamental ground of stress and negativity into our lives. This practice will offer opportunities through combining meditation and the arts to continually access that goodness in the face of racial oppressions with gentleness and appreciation.

This program introduces the practice of meditation and the basic principles of the Shambhala teachings.  Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that innate goodness, rather than confusion, labels, and conditioning, as the unconditional ground of our existence.

This program is open to those who identify as people of color. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Prerequisites: This program is open to those who identify as black, indigenous, and people of color. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Schedule (subject to change):

Saturday 8AM - 5PM

Sunday 9AM-5P

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Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies: Mental Health is Not Just for White People
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies: Mental Health is Not Just for White People

Panel description: What does mental health look like for people of color? In what ways have mental health care systems focused on white people, and what have been the consequences? This panel will raise questions about the cultural exclusivity of “mental health,” asking who has access to a doctor’s diagnosis or to an education about mental illness. We will also examine how racism affects mental health treatment and produces higher rates of medical conditions that generate significant psychological challenges. Additionally, this panel will explore responses within communities of color to develop transformative practices and new resources.

For more information visit: https://college.lclark.edu/programs/ethnic_studies/symposium/2018/

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

Weekend Warrior Training: Warrior in the World

Prerequisite: Level 2 Retreat

Since we have discovered our own goodness and begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring. With gentle fearlessness, we learn to step beyond our conditioning and open to the freshness of each new moment. The third weekend of Shambhala Training is all about becoming intimate with human bravery. 

At this point on the path, the warrior leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon and explores the world with direct perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world, one not based on the reference points of gain and loss, but seeing things as they are. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity.

Shambhala Training Weekend III provides an expanded meditation practice for relating more with space and our environment, further awakening the mind and heart. This technique helps us to bring mindfulness and awareness into all aspects of our daily life.

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive.

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Feb
12
3:00 PM15:00

Arts of Ministry: Guest Speaker

As part of the THL418: Arts of Buddhist Ministry: Preparing for Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and Teaching. This course examines modes and ethics of being in religious and spiritual service to self and others, within Buddhist and non-Buddhists contexts. Emphasis will be on practical elements of preparing for and holding leadership, and the integration of religious knowledge, personal practice, and identifying one’s spiritual authority.

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human with Shastri Trinley Busby

  • Portland Shambhala Meditation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Living as if each moment were fresh and new, renouncing warfare with self and other, feeling the strength of one's being, the tenderness of one's heart - these are some of the hallmarks of being human.  In the Art of Being Human, we seek to touch the bedrock that lies underneath our accumulated conditioning.  Through the practice of meditation,w e glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we being to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.  New meditators welcome!  This program is for any young meditators within the age range of 18 to 39. 

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