Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha

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Insight OUT Refuge: LGBTQI Sangha

with Karen Williams and Rae Houseman

June 5th, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm

Note: Beginning on July 22nd, Insight Out will be held at NYIMC (10th Floor) on the 4th monday of each month.

Come join us for meditation and discussion to meet and socialize with other LGBTQI practitioners at NYI.

Our community is open to students of all Buddhist traditions, as well as those who are in the beginning stages of exploring their meditation practice and have an interest in the Dharma. All those who identify as LGBTQI are welcome.

We gather to form a multicultural community in which we can support each other in our practice with a commitment toward social change.

Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.


Karen G. Williams

Karen G. Williams is on the New York Insight’s Teacher’s Council and a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Training Program. She has practiced vipassana meditation since 2008 under the mentorship of DaRa Williams. Karen is an Assistant Professor at Guttman Community College, CUNY. Her research examines strategies implemented inside correctional facilities to help incarcerated people return home to their communities. When Karen is not writing or teaching, she inhabits her alter ego, “BackAlley Dred” who plays roller derby. Karen’s practice is rooted in cultivating a spirit of whole heartedness on and off the track. Photo credit Jean Schwarzwalder.

Rae Houseman

Rae Houseman is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leadership Program, and has been meditating for more than fifteen years. She has practiced extensively in the Burmese methods of Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. She holds a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology and she is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is a member of the QTBLGAI2S community. Her personal practice is an integration of Somatic Awareness and Insight Meditation. Rae is the interim Guiding Teacher of VIMC.

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