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Saturday Half-Day Retreat: Cultivating the Heart of Peace

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rene Rivera
Please join us Saturday, September 10th at GBF’s Bartlett Street location, 10am to 3 pm, for a half-day retreat with René Rivera. The retreat will also be available on our standard zoom link (see below for zoom link).
The theme is Cultivating The Heart of Peace Meditation.
A meditation, dharma talk and group interaction will all be part of the day.
We will provide sandwiches for those attending in person.
If you are planning to attend please send a message to Richard Azzolini at chefazzolini@gmail.com
indicating if you want a meat or vegetarian sandwich. Also indicate if there are any special requests.
Richard will do his best to accommodate you.
If you have any questions please contact Richard at chefazzolini@gmail.com .

René Rivera (he, him) is a leader and bridge-builder, working and learning in all the spaces in between race, gender, and other perceived binaries as a queer, mixed-race, trans man. He teaches heart-centered, trauma-informed meditation and mindfulness practices at East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) and elsewhere. His path to spiritual leadership has included the Commit to Dharma and Practice in Action programs at EBMC and the Community Dharma Leaders program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. His experience as an organizational leader guides his practice as a coach and mentor, supporting you to find your strengths, inner guidance, and self-accountability. René is committed to ending suffering due to violence, whether reducing our violence to ourselves through daily practice, transforming conflict and tensions as a facilitator, or working to dismantle racial capitalism, heteropatriarchy, and other systems of dominance. He works with the Ahimsa Collective as a restorative justice facilitator.


September 10
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Francisco Buddhist Center
37 Bartlett Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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