René Rivera

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René Rivera 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. René has been a student of the Dharma since 2004 and has been a part of the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) Alphabet Sangha since 2008. He has participated in the Commit to Dharma and Practice in Action programs at EBMC and the Community Dharma Leaders program at Spirit Rock. René is a community teacher at EBMC and also offers meditation and mindfulness instruction at other centers such as Spirit Rock Meditation Center, SF Dharma Collective and others with a particular focus on offering the Dharma to QTPOC folx.

Events with René Rivera

Creating Joy in Community Through the Practice of Gratitude and Equanimity
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…

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