https://eastbaymeditation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/EBMC_logo_top-space.png 0 0 Mushim Ikeda https://eastbaymeditation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/EBMC_logo_top-space.png Mushim Ikeda2021-03-25 22:50:522021-03-25 22:50:52Vote for EBMC’s René Rivera for Community Grand Marshal SF Pride 2021!
PLEASE SHARE. Voting closes Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 6 pm Pacific time. From #EBMCOakland co-founder, beloved Dharma teacher Larry Yang: “Our wonderful EBMC teacher René Rivera has been lifted up as a nominee for Community Grand Marshal for SF PRIDE in 2021, and his name is now on the voting platform at: https://sfpride.org/grand-
“I encourage you to vote yourselves, and also to spread the word as widely as possible–social media–word of mouth–et al.! The work that René does is so important for all our communities and in the world. As we know one of the characteristics of Awareness, is that paying attention and acknowledgment of someone’s efforts is an expression of Love itself. That is the intention of this gesture–to show Love to one of our community members, and thus sharing Love from our communities back.
“This is the description of René as a nominee on the SF PRIDE website: René Rivera is a meditation teacher, restorative justice facilitator, and leader, working and learning in all the spaces in-between race, gender, and other perceived binaries, as a queer, mixed-race, trans man. René teaches heart-centered, trauma-informed meditation, at the East Bay Meditation Center and other meditation centers. He has led the first residential meditation retreats for transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive people. René is a restorative justice facilitator for the Ahimsa Collective, working to heal sexual and gender-based violence. He has been a leader in bicycle advocacy as past director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bike East Bay.”