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People of Color Meditation Group

POC Meditation Group
June 17 2018

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern


Matrika House

159 State Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME, 04101

Ways to Attend

Feeling the Body, Healing the Heart

in Partnership with Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland

Every Sunday morning

with LaLa Drew & Bryan Mendiola

LaLa and BryanWe come together as people of color to foster a space of safety, awareness, community, and healing. This is a time we can engage the practice of mindfulness meditation (shamatha), explore teachings on the Shambhala Dharma (truth), and share our personal, social, political, cultural, and/or spiritual lives together.

Shambhala is a secular meditation tradition rooted in Tibetan Buddhism, in the fundamental worthiness and sanity of all beings, and in the creation of an enlightened, awake society.

We are open to anyone who self-identifies as a person of color (POC). Individuals from all spiritual traditions are welcome, and no prior meditation experience is required.

Books we may explore together include (but are not limited to):
Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chӧgyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Mindfulness in Action by Chӧgyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, & Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams & Lama Rod Owens
The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, & Gender by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

For more information, please contact us at pocmeditation.portland [at]

May I act as the mighty earth
Or like the free and open skies
To support and provide the space
Whereby I and all others may grow.

~Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva

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