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Madison LGBTQI

Meditation Group

Meeting Information

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, & Questioning Sangha
Meeting Format
  • 30-minute meditation
  • 10-minute walking meditation, yoga, or stretching
  • Welcome/Announcements
  • Introductions/Check-ins
  • Reading from Awakening Together by Larry Yang or Dharma Talk
  • Mindful Discussion
  • Mindfulness Dedication /Closing
Who

Anyone self-identified as LGBTQI

When

Last Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm

Meditation Experience

All levels

Where

Madison Shambhala Center
408 S Baldwin St
Madison, WI 53703

Diversity Statement
Mindful Sharing Guidelines

The Madison LGBTQI meditation group aspires to:

  • Provide a safe space where LGBTQIs can deepen the practice of meditation and mindfulness.
  • Cultivate a sense of community & belonging within the LGBTQI meditation group and the Madison meditation community as a whole.
  • Study the dharma from diverse perspectives and inspire insightful discussion.

FAQ

Can I bring my own cushion or bench?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own, but you don’t need to. The center has numerous cushions and chairs on hand.

What if I come late, after group has already begun?

For security purposes, we will be locking the door each night after we begin. If you arrive late, just knock and someone will let you in. Please enter respectfully.

Where can I find parking?

Street parking is available on all streets around the center.

Is the space ADA accessible?

The downstairs meditation hall is ADA accessible, however the upstairs room is not.  The location will vary from month to month.  Please fill out the contact form below and someone will let you know which room is availalbe for that month.

I identify as an LGBTQI ally. Can I participate in the group?

Currently, this group choses to be designated as LGBTQI-only for the purposes of cultivating a sincere circle of belonging that feels safe to its members, where they may intimately explore spirituality in the context of multiple and intersecting lines of difference that include, but are not limited to: sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, age, and dis/abilities.