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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself


Coming Out to Freedom—A Half Day Retreat for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Same-Gender Loving Communities
Larry Yang

June 28, 2014
09:00 am - 12:30 pm

Online registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.

**Please note early start time.**

This program is being offered on a sliding scale basis that allows individuals to select a fee that best reflects their means. Any amount above the lowest rate enables NYI to offer financial assistance to those who request it and goes to support additional programming at NYI.


The practice of Mindfulness and Loving-kindness from the Buddhist tradition deepens our insight into truth about ourselves and the conditions in which we live, while cultivating an open heart and an inner home. In creating the peace and openness within our own hearts and minds, we can fully be engaged with creating the peace and kindness that the world so urgently needs. The retreat offers a unique opportunity for Queer and Same-Gender-Loving identified folks to be together in spiritual community. Strengthen our capacity to be Free, and Celebrate our Freedom Together on Gay Pride weekend and the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

Invitations into meditation will focus on cultivating an open awareness spacious enough to hold all that arises moment to moment, including guidance in sitting and walking meditations in the Vipassana Buddhist tradition. There will be a dharma talk and opportunities for group sharing. Open to all levels of meditation: new, beginner, or experienced.


*Event fee includes teacher support.

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Larry Yang Larry Yang teaches mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation retreats nationally and has a special interest in serving diverse multicultural communities in the West including communities of color; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender communities; and communities in Recovery.  Larry has practiced extensively in southeast Asia, ordaining as a Buddhist monk in Thailand.  Larry is on the Teacher’s Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, is one of the core teachers of East Bay Meditation Center (Oakland), and is the Guiding Teacher of the Insight Community of the Desert (Palm Springs). His website is at: and his Huffington Post blog is at:

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