Dharma is a Sanskrit word that speaks to the essential truths of existence as taught by the Buddha. Through meditative awareness of body and breath we awaken our capacity to clearly see the essential nature of life and alleviate stress and suffering. Dharma study and meditation offers a way to come into a more genuine alignment with both ourselves and life as a whole. The goal of our community is to explore our capacity to awaken to the true nature of life and to find space for the sharing and understanding of our personal stories and individual life experiences.
We are here in part because we are tired of trading the brilliant complexity and wholeness of our true nature for the slivers of being that cis-heteropatriarchy affords us. And we are tired of trading our direct experience, and hence our wisdom and ease, for the stories spun by oppression.
We want to live in truth, wisdom, and compassion. We want to live deeply rooted in our own direct experience, our individual ancestral heritage, Earth, Nature, and the Sacred Feminine. And we want to live in true relationship with other womxn.
We are here to provide a space that is deeply nurturing and empowering, giving womxn a rare opportunity to be in spiritual community together. We also seek to actively cultivate community that acknowledges and seeks to reduce the harm caused by racism, cis-heteropatriarchy, and oppression in all forms.
We chose the word “womxn” to be clear that transwomen and genderqueer people are an intrinsic part of the womxn identity. We use an intersectional lens, working for gender justice, racial justice, disability justice, and trans justice at once.