Wed, Nov 22|
Brooklyn Pride Center - Bed-Stuy
Queer Meditation with Alyssa
Come in and learn how to relax using meditation and mindfulness! Weekly meditation sit led by Alyssa Marino Medina. Learn to reduce stress, increase concentration, and slow your thoughts.
Time & Location
Nov 22, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Brooklyn Pride Center - Bed-Stuy, 1360 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA
About the event
Sessions will begin with basic meditation instruction for new meditators, followed by 20 to 30 minutes of sitting meditation, and then discussions on how meditation and mindfulness can change your understanding of yourself while getting to know and empathize with others.
No registration is required, but please complete this form if you would like to receive updates about the course. Classes are free, but if you can spare a donation of any amount between $0 and $15 (Venmo @AlyssaDharma) that would be greatly appreciated. Sessions are in person and via Zoom (computer generated captions will be provided).
For more information or questions please contact Alyssa at InsightMoon@hotmail.com.
Alyssa is a trans, pan and poly, Latina who has been a practicing Buddhist since 2009. Her studies and practice have been primarily within the Tibetan Buddhist traditions where she is a vajrayana practitioner since 2016. Trained as a meditation guide and umdze (chant and practice leader) she has been leading queer meditation groups and retreats since 2012. Meditation helped Alyssa decide on transitioning and has been her anchor while dealing with chronic illness and the death of her partner. She understands how the mind affects the body and the body, the mind and believes that anyone can meditate no matter their physical or mental health issues. Meditation is about working on who you are in the present moment and who you can be in the future.