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Asian American Healing Space: an evening of meditation and self-care

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Holding a safe space for our Asian American community

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2020 has been a tumultuous year, 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.

Once a month, we share in a guided meditation, reflective reading, and 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.

Each session includes:

  • Guided meditation (centering and breathing exercise)
  • Passage reading and reflection on mindfulness and self-compassion
  • Open discussion on a monthly topic and what is on our hearts and minds

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.

To honor our safe space, if you are an ally and passionate about helping our community, please email info@mindfulsights.org.

Every 4th Sunday evening of the month*

8 – 10 PM EST

Our sessions for 2021:*

  • Sun, Jan 17, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Feb 28, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Mar 28, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, May 23, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Jun 27, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Jul 25, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Aug 22, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Sep 26, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Oct 24, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Nov 21, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET
  • Sun, Dec 19, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET

*Our January 2021 Healing Space will be held on Sunday, January 17 (3rd Sunday)

We will be partnering with Ganeshspace in holding this event.

Facilitator

Kim Thai (she/her) 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.

Steven Wakabayashi (he/him) is a second-generation Japanese-Taiwanese-American, creating equitable spaces digitally and in New York City. In 2019, he traveled around the world for a year to study meditation in six countries and sitting in silence for two months. He's the host of Yellow Glitter, a podcast on mindfulness through queer Asian perspectives, and is the founder of QTBIPOC Design – an organization empowering LGBTQ+ designers of color with education, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

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.

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