Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Meditation Group

Currently in an online format!!

Join here: https://zoom.us/j/686435700

Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782, Meeting ID: 686 435 700

see detailed instructions for joining Zoom meetings below the program description.

Do you consider yourself a person of color? Are you looking for a safe space to practice and build community? Join the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Meditation group to explore the dharma together in community. This group meets on the first Sunday of every month.

The intent of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Affinity group is to create a consistent and safe space for BIPOC to practice meditation and engage in fellowship. The afternoon will operate under an evolving format and will consist of formal meditation practice, dharma study and group discussion and processing.

Individuals from all spiritual traditions are welcomed, and no prior meditation experience is required.

No registration is necessary. Donations always appreciated.


Questions? 

Zoom technical questions: email [email protected]

BIPOC specific questions: Contact Ladan at yalza17@yahoo.com

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seattleshambhalapoc/

Before attending this group please check the weekly calendar for any cancellations or rescheduling.

Instructions for online meeting:

Technical Notes: In order to create smoother virtual arrivals, your camera and audio will be turned off when you enter Zoom. Once you are settled, you can turn your camera on if you’d like during the meditation. During the discussion, we ask that you stay muted until you’d like to speak.

Join here: https://zoom.us/j/987067378

You can also dial in by phone with the information below. Dial in participants will only receive audio and only be able to broadcast audio.

One tap mobile
+13462487799,,987067378# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,987067378# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 987 067 378

New to Zoom? For a quicker entry to the program, download the free software here. If you do not have the software you will be asked to download it when you click the link to join above. You do not need to download any software to dial in by phone.

Technical Advice and Decorum Notes:

  • In order to create smoother virtual arrivals, your camera and audio will be turned off when you enter Zoom. Once you are settled, you can turn your camera on. During the discussion, we ask that you stay muted until you’d like to speak.
  • If possible, get and use a headset with headphones + microphone (this is helpful, but not required).
  • If you are using your smartphone or similar device, use reliable wifi rather than your data plan (unless data is more reliable for you).
  • Use video and plan to be seen by others (not just audio) – if possible. If you have weak wifi/data, turning video off will help.
  • Put your screen/camera at eye level so you can sit up straight and not hunch over.
  • Treat the call as you would the shrine room: for example, plan not to get up and get water during the instruction and practice.
  • Sit in a room where you can close the door; if that’s not possible, please ask those in your home to give you space for the duration of the session.
  • Be open to the possibility of intimacy and community at a distance