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Finding Ease in the Midst of Pandemic Life
August 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
COVID-19 has created an unusual set of pressure points for most of us. How we meet these pressure points as they appear for us individually will also influence how we can meet each of our family, friends and communities. Meeting, the trauma, grief, loss, joys, and celebrations as we try to establish the “new normal” is a skill we can all cultivate, for now, and in the future.
Using reflections, meditations, and vocalizations of our intentions(prayers), this coming together will help us identify and highlight the wisdom already contained in our embodied experience.
Rev. Daigan Gaither, a Sojourn Chaplaincy at SFGH board member, began Buddhist practice in 1995. He received Lay Ordination in 2006 where he was given the name Daigan or “Great Vow”, and received Priest Ordination in July 2011. Daigan speaks internationally on a variety of topics particularly around gender, sexuality, social justice and their intersections with the Dharma. He also sits or has sat on a number of boards and committees that serve community needs and further social justice causes.
Daigan has a BA in Philosophy and Religion from San Francisco State University, and an MA in Buddhist Studies (with a chaplaincy certificate and a certificate in Soto Zen Buddhism) from the Graduate Theological Union and the Institute of Buddhist Studies. You can find out more via his podcast at patreon.com/stumpthemonk (free versions are available) or at his website queerdharma.net He identifies as a disabled, queer, white, cis male and uses he/him pronouns