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BIPOC Sangha Resource List as recommended by BIPOC Embodied Refuge & BZC BIPOC Sangha
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NameDescriptionMeeting times
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BIPOC Embodied RefugeThese BIPOC gatherings are intended to support studying the dharma together + somatically healing collective and intergenerational race- and oppression-based trauma and cultivating communal and intergenerational resilience and reclamation utilizing My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem and other guides.Sundays 10-1130a ESThttps://embodiedheartmind.com/bipocembodiedrefuge/
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Black Breath SitsOutdoor meditation experience rooted in Buddhist practice for people who live their lives as Black people. For non-black allies thank you for understanding the need for an all black space and refuge. RSVP on website for next sit. To be announcedhttps://blackbreathsits.wordpress.com/, Instagram @blackbreathsits
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BIPOC Meditation SanghaA weekly online gathering for Black/Indigenous/People of Color, Thursdays 12-1pm ET. Guided meditations facilitated by Plum Village teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo and OI member Dr. Marisela Gomez.Thursdays 12-1p EST via Garrison Institutehttps://www.garrisoninstitute.org/a-virtual-sanctuary/bipoc-meditation-sangha/
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New York Insight POC Sangha
Teacher led People of Color Sangha (currently online). This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice of meditation.
First and third Mondays of the month | 7:00pm-9:00pm EThttps://www.nyimc.org/event/people-of-color-sangha-2018-08-13-2018-11-19-2019-01-07/2019-01-07/
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Spirit Rock BIPOC VoicesThe Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Sangha is a weekly gathering of self-identified BIPOC practitioners that provides a safe place to meditate and explore the dharma. As a beloved community, this sangha supports exploration of the dharma in light of our experiences. Together we will cultivate an environment that welcomes diverse voices and builds community.Sundays 9a-1030a PSThttps://www.spiritrock.org/bipoc-voices-sunday-sangha
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IMS BIPOC Sangha Sitting Group
The Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Sangha is a weekly gathering of self-identified BIPOC practitioners where we provide safety for each other to meditate together and explore the Buddha’s teachings of liberation in the light of our own experience.Mondays 6-7p ESThttps://www.dharma.org/retreats/653
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East Bay Meditation Center POC SanghaThe People of Color Sangha was officially launched in December of 2006 with a small group of dedicated practitioners. The goal of the sangha is bring mindfulness into our daily lives and move into greater states of love, joy and clarity. We come together as a community of people of color for meditation, practice and resilience, to support each other and provide a balm to soothe our continued work forward.
Thursdays 10:30-12pm ESThttps://poc.eastbaymeditation.org
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True North Insight BIPOC Sangha
The True North Insight Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Sangha is a space for Ones who self identify as BIPOC. It is a co-created space that seeks to nourish and inspire the individual practitioner’s curiosity in the teachings and practices of Buddhism through community support, appreciation, and understanding. Dedicated practitioners, teachers-in-training, and teachers who all self identify as BIPOC, facilitate each weekly meeting. Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm ESThttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfI6NeHQfcg-Gh3k6gsXu25gngllQiRxjlag9euI_SVHxDMpA/viewform
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Village Zendo People of Color Sitting Group – OnlineThe Village Zendo, the Temple of Free Expression, is a member of the Zen Peacekeepers whose tenets are Not Knowing, Bearing Witness and Healing Action. The People of Color Sitting Group aims to embody the three tenets by being a sanctuary for People of Color to study, support and discuss how in a system (society) of oppression and racial bias we can create a community where we recognize our interdependence. The meeting will take place online using zoom. For information about how to join, contact Mukei or email info@villagezendo.org.Saturdays
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Check the website for the dates
https://villagezendo.org/events/people-of-color-sitting-group-online-2021/
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