Meditation for Queer Resilience I
Please join us for a talk, discussion, and meditation instruction on practices for queer resilience.
LGBTQIA2S+ folks experience everyday micro- and macro-aggressions, as well as the hostility of the current political climate. As such, everything we can do to keep our nervous systems calm, aligned, and resilient grounds us and connects us to ourselves, to the earth, and to each other. As such, this is simultaneously a personal, political, and spiritual practice.
We’ll try out and discuss meditation practices you can do to foster stability and inner peace, and to access resources and resilience with which to meet the outer world. You’ll also get a handout you can use to track your own resources and practice these meditations on your own or with friends.
We’ll meet at the Multnomah Friends Meeting House, a meetinghouse in the Quaker tradition.
If you’d like to sit on a meditation cushion, please bring your own. Chairs will be provided.
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
Multnomah Friends Meeting House
4312 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215
Contributions (dana) by cash or check for rent and for the presenter are welcome.
About the presenter:
Sasha Strong (they/them) is a queer psychotherapist and meditator in private practice at Brilliancy Counseling in Portland, OR. Sasha specializes in body-centered, mindfulness-based, trauma-informed psychotherapy and working with the non-binary, genderqueer, and LGBTQIA2S+ community. Sasha completed a Mindfulness Instructor certificate at Naropa University in 2013, and has had a personal meditation practice since 2004.