Take a breath,
then take another...
Queer Zen is a free virtual nontraditional meditation practice with a focus on being present in a queer inspired space.
Using breath, we connect with ourselves and connect with others.
Join us on Zoom for our weekly meditations:
Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:30 PM EST co-sponsored by CALM with The LOFT LGBT Community Center. Register here for Zoom link and password.
Saturdays from 9:30 - 10:00 AM EST for our Seven Minute Saturday Morning Sit followed by a chance to chat with the meditation facilitator on our @queerzenmeditation IG account.
Beginners are encouraged to join.
Introduction to Queer Zen
Community Connection Sharing
Meditation Practice of the Week
Open Heart Sharing
Personal Take Away Sharing
Queer Zen Mantra
Queer Zen Mantra:
If you are interesting in being a guest facilitator please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Queer Zen Resources
Below are a two videos that can help you get started on meditation. The first short video is a great way to learn about the basics, while the second video takes you on the personal journey of a monk as he shares the benefits of meditation.
Meditation 101: A Beginner's Guide (3 min)
from Happify uses animation and fun to start you on your way to understanding meditation.
Check out how it debunks myths about meditation as well as provides basic strategies for your daily practice.
All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes (9 min)
from TED showcases a monk's journey into meditation.
Check out Andy Puddicombe's personal story as he shares the benefits of daily meditation. And yes, he will be juggling in the video.
Queer Zen Ads
Although these weekly meditations are free, a suggested donations of $5 (more if you can, less if you can't) is appreciated.
Donations will support The LOFT LGBT Community Center and Queery.