Soul of Gratitude

Earlier this month, I was blessed with the chance to go to San Diego for a 5-day Buddhist retreat for people of color. The Soul of Gratitude Retreat was offered by Thich Nhat Hanh, a well-known and prolific Vietnamese Buddhist teacher, and the monastics of Deer Park Monastery. It’s the first time I’ve seen anything in the U.S. that is geared for buddhists of color. What’s more is that they offer safe spaces for all sorts of idenities, including queer folks, activists, and young adults. I’m excited to see how my life will unfold as I continue the practice. Thanks to Joe Reilly for turning me on to such a special gathering.


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