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My Home Is Here: Immigrants and Refugees of Color

A one-day retreat for immigrants and refugees of color

with Wildecy de Fátima Jury and Bang Nguyen


Sunday, September 3, 2017

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

East Bay Meditation Center

www.eastbaymeditation.org


This daylong meditation retreat for immigrants and refugees of color and/or their adult children includes sitting, walking, and eating meditation; dharma talks; and exercises in small and large groups. To honor our cultures, languages, and heritage there will be opportunities to share our journeys to our current home and to practice meal contemplation in many languages. Bring your lunch or something to share if you wish. Beginners in meditation are welcome; instruction is provided.


Space is limited & registration is required. Register at www.eastbaymeditation.org or email admin@eastbaymeditation.org for registration information.


Teacher Bios:

Wildecy de Fátima Jury has been practicing meditation since 2000. She graduated from the Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP) and the Community Dharma Leader Program (CDL) at Spirit Rock. In 2015 she has received a non-monastic ordination through the Dharmacharya Program with the Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa. She has taught at EBMC where she is presently a visiting teacher. She has taught at LA Insight, at Sociedade Vipassana in Brasilia and at Instituto Sattva in Anápolis, Brazil. She has studied different spiritual practices including African and Native American. As a spiritual activist she has worked with many multicultural communities and groups, including immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ, women, youth and children and marginalized men. She intends to remain active in creating sanghas that cultivate generosity, compassion, forgiveness and unity.


Bang Nguyen is a refugee from Vietnam. He first practiced meditation in 1968 during the war in Vietnam. Since 1998, he has been practicing meditation in the traditions of Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh), Soto Zen, and insight meditation. He has taught meditation to people of color, LGBTIQ, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual communities. Bang is a member of the East Bay Meditation Center’s Dharma Study Group and works as a researcher in cancer prevention and control to address health disparities in medically underserved communities.


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