Residential Retreat for Our LGBTQI Community (2019mar26stow)

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Stowel Lake Farm

190 Reynolds Road

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Y3

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Freedom and Ease of Being: A Meditation Retreat for Our LGBTQI Community

With Pascal Auclair and Anushka Fernandopulle

We’ll create a space of ease and support for QTBLGAI2S people to cultivate mindfulness, kindness and wisdom through insight meditation. Sharing silence and meditative space with community allows us to make greater peace with ourselves and our lives, one moment at a time. While listening to the teachings of wisdom and compassion and mindfully sitting, walking, eating and resting, liberating insights arise, and clarity and freedom is gained. We can learn to find an ever-deepening sense of well-being, touching joy and fostering the heart's release. We practice in this way both for our own benefit and for the benefit of others. Open to beginning and experienced meditators who self-identify as queer, questioning, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, bisexual, lesbian, gay, agender, intersex or two-spirit.

Through registration and financial assistance, we are prioritizing the participation of BIPOC (Black folks, Indigenous people, and People of Color).




Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers. He has been mentored by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, where he is now enjoying teaching retreats. Pascal teaches in North America and in Europe. He is a co-founder of True North Insight and one of TNI’s Guiding Teachers. His depth of insight, classical training, and creative expression all combine in a wise and compassionate presence. In addition, his warmth and humour make Pascal a much appreciated teacher.


Anushka Fernandopulle is a lifelong spiritual practitioner who has trained for over 20 years in the Theravada tradition in the U.S., India and Sri Lanka and teaches retreats and workshops around the country. Anushka also works as a leadership coach and management consultant, influenced by a BA in anthropology and religion from Harvard University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Anushka is on the Spirit Rock Teacher's Council and leads a weekly group in San Francisco, Monday Night Dharma. Her teaching is informed by nature, creative arts, political engagement, innovation and modern urban life.



Financial Assistance: Financial assistance (50% reduction in fees) is available for this retreat. Please apply by email to registrar@bcims.org by by Nov 10th, 2018 as funds are limited. Through financial assistance, we are prioritizing the participation of BIPOC (Black folks, Indigenous people, and People of Color).

BCIMS Cancellation Policy.

Up to 30 days before: full refund less cancellation fee of $50

Up to 8 days before: full refund less cancellation fee of $100

7 days or less: No refund

Accessibility: Please specify any special needs or accommodations in the Special Requests section of the registration form.

Ridesharing: The information collected during registration regarding ridesharing will be distributed by email to all interested retreatants about four weeks prior to the retreat. Each individual is then responsible for directly making any ridesharing arrangement.

Fees: cover retreat organizing costs, accommodations and meals only. Voluntary donations (dana) for the teachings may be given at the retreat.

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Stowel Lake Farm

190 Reynolds Road

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Y3

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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