A Day of Meditation for the Formerly Incarcerated & Allies
Have you wondered what meditation is all about but haven’t had the chance to do it? Or perhaps you are interested but want to make sure it will be a supportive environment that facilitates healing? We have organized the perfect day for you to learn.
Come join formerly incarcerated people and allies from the larger community on November 9th at East Bay Meditation Center from 10-5pm for a day of teaching and healing.
We will spend the day learning how to meditate in a safe space, working with our breath and our body. We will spend some of the time in silence and other parts in small groups. We will create a safe container to explore our trauma and the obstacles we encounter.
Our intention is for this day to be a great opportunity for those who have spent time in prison to come together with the larger community in a space of healing. We would love for you to join us. It is open to everyone and it is free.
A Chance to Learn from an Extraordinary Teacher
Renowned Buddhist teacher Arinna Weisman (pictured above), whose work revolves around social justice, will facilitate the day.
Arinna is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Center of the Pioneer Valley and co-author of the book A Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation. She brings awareness to the social dynamics of inequity with the dharma practice of liberation. This day is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the most healing teachers out there. Simply put, she is a treasure.
If the whole day seems like too much time, then consider coming for the morning. The important thing is that we have a chance to learn how mindfulness and meditation can help us heal together.