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Queer Zen: 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 - 9:40 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.

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Queer Zen Mantra:

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Weekly Agenda:


  • Introduction to Queer Zen

  • Community Connection Sharing

  • Meditation Practice of the Week

  • Open Heart Sharing

  • Music Meditation

  • Personal Take Away Sharing

  • Queer Zen Mantra

All Guest Facilitators

If you are interested in being a guest facilitator

Please use our new

Guest Facilitator Form

or contact us at!

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Thanks to the @magickalqueer AKA Jeff Gurkin-Young C.A.L.M./Queer Zen now has a Spotify playlist. Where you can hear songs used during our meditations.

Use this Link  Queer Zen or The Spotify code to listen today 

C.A.L.M./Queer Zen Playlist 

Queer Zen

There are many beliefs attached to meditation.  Some of these beliefs make it more challengin to start meditating.  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)

This video from Happify uses animation and is a fun start to get 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.

Let us know what you think.

All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes

(9 min)

This video 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.

Let us know what you think.

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.

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