We Welcome You to IMCW People of Color Sangha!
Saturday May 25, 2019
The IMCW people of Color Sangha welcomes you to be in community with us. During our time together, we will explore how mindfulness in community supports healing and the creation of loving awareness of all beings.
"The Peacemaker taught us about the Seven Generations. He said, when you sit in council for the welfare of the people, you must not think of yourself or of your family, not even of your generation. He said, make your decisions on behalf of the seven generations coming, so that they may enjoy what you have today."
Oren Lyons (Seneca)
Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation
Thank you for the RSVP so that we knows how many to expect and to set-up for. If you can help with set-up at 3:30 pm, please let me know. Thank you
Please make every effort to arrive on time, and if you arrive late, please ring the bell at the front door. Some cushions, blankets, and chairs are available at the studio. If you are able to bring your own sitting gear, please do.
Location: Yoga Heights Studio, 3506 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010 (between Newton Place & Park Road)
Dinner at NuVegan Cafe, 2928 Georgia Avenue, NW (between Hobart Street & Columbia Road)
Aspirations of the IMCW People of Color Sangha*
To explore our identity as People of Color in the light of the dharma** across multiple and intersecting lines of difference that include, but are not limited to:race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, socio-economic class, age, and disabilities.
To provide a safe and intimate space where People of Color can deepen the practice of meditation and mindful dialogue.
To study the dharma** from diverse perspectives and to inspire insightful discussions.
To cultivate a sense of belonging and community both within the People of Color sangha and the larger IMCW sangha*.
Institute of African American Mindfulness supports the natural capacity of African Americans (and all People of Color) to live mindfully, with loving-awareness, and positive perspective of self, family, and community. All people are innately whole, possessing the capacity to be Happy, Fulfilled, and Live Free. IAAM fosters the development and empowerment of mindful people and united communities.
Travis M. Spencer MA., Mindfulness Facilitator and Practitioner
Corey Castle MSW. Mindfulness Facilitator and Practitioner
Iris Rivera, Mindfulness Facilitator and Practitioner