RSVP: CMSC LGBTQIAP2S+ Silent Mini-Retreat
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion Circles of Practice Public Offering Presents: 

Queer Belonging: Pride Retreat 2023

LGBTQIAP2S+ Silent Mini-Retreat
A Free 3-Hour Silent Retreat

Saturday, June 24, 2023 
7:00 AM — 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Join on the hour for one, two, or three hours.
Check your time zone here and sign up below.

CMSC Circles of Practice Public Offering is honored to bring you this very special event to celebrate those who identify as LGBTQIAP2S+ around the world. This is a safe refuge and an opportunity for all self-identified LGBTQIAP2S+ to come together as a global community to practice self-compassion, feel connected, and empowered. It is important for us to wholeheartedly welcome self-identified LGBTQIAP2S+ individuals and acknowledge their courage and contributions despite experiencing marginalization and social inequities. No experience with meditation is required.

You can sign up to attend a single session or stay for all three. We ask that you stay in loving silence throughout the duration of this silent retreat. All participants are asked to please stay muted. You will have the option to use the chat box in between sessions to share words of inspiration and gratitude.

Here is the retreat schedule (7:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 3 pm - 6 pm BST)

Introduction — Armel Wraight, Certified MSC Teacher and BACP Senior registered counsellor

7:00 am PT – Retreat session led by Certified MSC Teacher Raphael Jay Adjani

8:00 am PT – Retreat session led by Certified MSC Teacher Armel Wraight

9:00 am PT – Retreat session led by Trained MSC Teacher Wiebke Pausch 

Please check World Time Buddy to confirm the time the program begins where you live. 

Thank you for signing up! Watch for an email the day before the retreat with the Circles of Practice zoom link.

About Your Teachers

Armel Wraight is a counsellor with 25 years experience of working with individuals and groups who began meditating to manage their own stress and quickly discovered its power. Armel has been teaching mindfulness in many different course formats for several years now and love teaching MSC the most.

Raphael Jay Adjani
is an an integrative psychotherapist, certified MSC teacher experienced in teaching both in-person & online. They are a qualified teacher of "Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction,"  Breathworks Mindfulness courses, & a pioneering programme "Radical Self-Care."

Wiebke Pausch is a body-centered Art Therapist and a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. Her practice is inspired by her love for meditation, exploration and creativity. She is trilingual, which allows her to teach Mindful Self-Compassion in English, German and French.


Register Early
We expect a large number of participants who will be attending so please sign up when you are sure you can attend.

Confirmation Email and Zoom Link
After you register, you will see a notice that says your registration was received. One day before the retreat you will receive an email with the zoom link and important information about the retreat – please hold onto that email! Be sure to add and to your contact list to make sure you receive our emails.

Circles of Practice – Public Offering will also be Live Streaming this event on YouTube

Replays will be available on the CMSC YouTube channel following the event.

All presenters and organizers are volunteering their time to make this offering. If you like, please express your appreciation to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion by donation whatever amount you feel you can offer will be gratefully received and lovingly shared to increase access to self-compassion training for women globally. You can donate here.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to being with you.

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