September 20th, 2020 Daylong for BIPOC with Pawan Bareja
This retreat is open to all self-identified BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
We are all interconnected and interdependent. This is immediately evident during our current pandemic and protests to bring awareness to issues of race and systemic injustice in our society. Yet, our old wounds and past traumas may sometimes interfere with our heart’s desire to support non-harming, respect, and interdependence. Using somatic and mindfulness practices, we’ll explore ways to cultivate resiliency, safety and kindness to balance inner and outer stressors. We’ll develop tools to reconnect to our own inner sources of strength, peace, and empowerment, which will enable us to develop resilience and sustain happiness in the midst of current events.
Our time together will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, movement, written reflection, mindful self-care, connection in community, and Q&A.
Please register in advance:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining through zoom.
This is a donation/dana based retreat. There will be opportunities to offer voluntary monetary contributions for the teachings at the close of the course.
Saturday Morning Support SANGHA
We would like to invite any self-identified Black, Indigenous, People of Color to join us in our Saturday Morning Support Sangha. This is a peer led group that meets every Saturday morning from 10am to 11am, Pacific Daylight Time
We start with a brief welcome, then a 30 minute sit in silence with a metta offering, followed by a brief update on what’s happening at Dhamma Dena, and then a sharing centered on a dharma teaching, and close with a dedication of merit. People can feel free to bow out after the 30 minute sit or stay for the whole hour.
Saturdays: 10-11 am PDT
Zoom ID: 882 7807 3424
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We will be online starting at 9:45 to help you log on / sound check :)
Audio Offerings from our Sangha
Join The Conversation
Dhamma Dena BIPOC Sangha has a google group where we share resources, organize and seek support from the sangha, and post updates relating to Dhamma Dena. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com.
It can also be accessed here: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/dhamma-dena-poc-sangha This is a google group / listserv for Dhamma Dena People of Color Sangha, past, present and future. Feel free to add folks. You can also get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends are the path
We are a very small organization that centers supporting the Vipassana meditation retreats and dharma practices for BIPOC and queer communities. If you would like to be a part of future programming, as students or volunteers, please contact email@example.com.
We choose themes for discussion, and each week a sangha members prepares to ground and lightly guide our discussion after the sit. These are the topics we have covered since beginning to sit on Saturday mornings together, in April 2020.
April 18th - The First Noble Truth
April 25th - The Second Noble Truth
May - Four Noble Truths & The Eight Fold Path
May 2nd - The Third Noble Truth
May 9th - The Fourth Noble Truth
May 16th - Wise View
May 23rd - Wise Resolve
May 30th - Wise Speech
June - The Eight Fold Path
June 6th - Wise Action
June 13th - Wise livelihood
June 20th - Wise effort
June 27th - Wise mindfulness
July - Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem
July 4th - Samadhi / Wise Concentration
July 11th - The Buddha
July 18th - The Dharma
July 25th - The Sangha
August - The Five Hindrances
August 1st - Sensual desire
August 8th - Anger
August 15th - Sloth, torpor & boredom
August 22nd - Restlessness & worry
August 29th - Doubt