[QTPOC SESSION/DURHAM] Balance and Self-Compassion: For the Election Season and Everything Else!
Fresh "Lev" White
October 30, 2023
The Buddha taught that when we can respond to whatever the present moment is offering with both acceptance and wise, compassionate action, we provide refuge for our hearts and emotions. This evening session will offer practices of equanimity and self-compassion that will help us settle in the midst of things as they unfold, rather than become more reactive.
During this month of Trans Day Of Remembrance we will also have an ancestor, transcestor, and compassion altar you can contribute to. Please feel free to bring photos, small mementos and/or gather small items from the land.
This program specifically welcomes all self-identified QTPOC (Queer and Transgender People of Color) to an opportunity to engage in supportive practices that encourage nurturing, healing and connection to self and others.
Please join Fresh Lev White for an evening of replenishment and support, before the election, holidays, and beyond.
This event will be offered in person in Durham, NC on Monday October 30th at Avila Center, 711 Mason Road, Durham, NC 27712. Masks are optional at this time. RSVPs are requested but not required. The program will run from 6:30pm-8:30pm, with scheduled time for breaks and time at the end to mingle. Your registration fee is offered on a sliding scale ($10- $30); kindly offer to pay at the highest amount that you are able. All proceeds will be offered to our teachers as dana. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
We will not be requiring or administering Covid-19 tests for this program, but please bring mindfulness to your activity in the days leading up to the retreat out of consideration for our staff, teachers and participants. Avoiding higher risk situations and making use of masks whenever possible will minimize the likelihood of transmitting viruses to others while on site. We strongly encourage folks to stay home if they are symptomatic of any communicable illness.