JD Doyle (they/them) served as Core Teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, where they co-founded the Alphabet(LGBTQIA+) Sangha, and as Guiding Teacher at Insight Santa Cruz. They graduated from Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Retreat Teacher Training in 2020. They teach at sanghas across the US and in Canada. JD began studying and practicing Buddhism in 1995, at Insight Meditation Society and at Spirit Rock and continued with extensive retreat practice in Thailand and Burma in the Theravadan lineage. For over twenty-three years, they worked as a public-school teacher. JD holds a BS in Environmental Studies from Cornell University, a bilingual multicultural teaching certificate from UC Santa Cruz, and a Masters in Language and Literacy and Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. They are committed to celebrating the diversity of our human sangha, transforming the impacts of racism on our communities, expanding concepts of gender, and living in ways that honor the sacredness of the Earth. For more info: www.heartmindteaching.com.
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Events with JD Doyle
June 12 - 16, 2024
A Retreat for Trans, Gender Nonconforming, Genderqueer, Non-binary and all gender expansive communities A Silent Meditation Retreat Please join our Mindfulness Retreat for Trans, Gender Nonconforming, Genderqueer, Non-binary and all Gender Expansive communities. Wednesday, June 12th – Sunday, June 16th Registration closes May 29th at 11:59pm Pacific Time This 4-day retreat will be a space grounded in self-care and compassion supporting our healing and resilience at this time in this world. We will offer meditation, mindful movement, and heart-centered practices based on Buddhist principles. Silence will be gently balanced with small and large group discussions. We will cultivate and deepen…