Stacked Wooden Logs
Holding a safe space for our Asian American community

Date and time

Wed Dec 07 2022

Description
<div>Holding a safe space for our Asian American community</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>These past few years during the pandemic have been tumultuous, reminding many of us of our desire and need to heal and re-center ourselves. We started this group to bring together people across the country who identify as Asian American in a monthly call for meditation, rest, and mindfulness. </p><p>Once a month, we share in a guided meditation and provide a community healing space for us to reflect on our own identities and challenges in this time: how are we feeling, how do we show up in community, and how can we support and uplift each other? We invite you to grow this space with us as we explore these questions with ourselves and each other.</p><p>Each session includes:</p><ul><li>Guided meditation (centering and breathing exercise)</li><li>Open discussion on a monthly topic and what is on our hearts and minds</li></ul><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>This space is for anyone who identifies as Asian American and is looking for a sacred space to come home and connect with self. Come sit and breathe with us.</strong></p><p>We also offer spaces for our <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asian-american-healing-space-an-evening-of-meditation-and-self-care-tickets-118416301345"></a><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bipoc-healing-space-tickets-380433214987">BIPOC</a> and <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yellow-glitter-sparkles-queer-asian-support-group-tickets-132982978669">Queer Asian</a> communities.</p><p>To honor our safe space, if you are an ally and passionate about helping our community, please email info@mindfulsights.org.</p><p></p><p><strong>Every 3rd Wednesday evening of the month*</strong></p><p><strong>8 – 9:30p EST</strong></p><p><strong>7 – 8:30p CST</strong></p><p><strong>5 – 6:30p PST</strong></p><p><strong>Our sessions for 2022:</strong></p><ul><li>Wed, Jan 19, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Feb 16, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Mar 16, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Apr 20, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, May 18, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Jun 15, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Jul 20, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Aug 17, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Sep 21, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Oct 19, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Nov 16, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li><li>Wed, Dec 21, 2022 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET</li></ul></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>We will be partnering with <a href="https://www.ganeshspace.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Ganeshspace</a> in holding this event.</p><p><strong>Facilitator</strong></p><p><em><strong>Kim Thai (she/her) </strong></em>is an Emmy-award-winning producer who is a proud kid of Vietnamese refugees. She is the founder of GaneshSpace, a soon-to-be nonprofit that creates spaces to dismantle internalized oppression through mindfulness. As a queer Asian mindfulness teacher and writer, she shares engaged Buddhism teachings and indigenous sound practices to help people express themselves authentically and to see their wholeness.</p><p><strong><em>Steven Wakabayashi (he/him) </em></strong> is a second-generation Japanese-Taiwanese-American, based in New York City, and the founder of Mindful Sights, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making mindfulness more accessible to minority communities. After recovering from a life-threatening illness, he left his corporate job to study meditation at Buddhist monasteries around the world - including Tushita in northern India with the Dalai Llama, Plum Village in southern France with Thich Nhat Hanh, Japan, Thailand, UK, and across the US. His teachings are inspired by both traditional Eastern and modern Western practices. He grounds his practice in community and can often be found collaborating with other LGBTQ+ and BIPOC spaces and leaders in making this teaching and practice more equitable and accessible to communities.</p><p><em>We’re continually seeking to improve our Mindful Sights offerings. If you have any questions or would like to connect with us in other ways, please email us at info@mindfulsights.org.</em></p></div></div>

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