A Queer Dharma

A Queer Dharma

Author: Jacoby Ballard

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ISBN: 1623176514

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Queer critique, queer practice: embodied teachings for healing from trauma and social injustice. Jacoby Ballard provides an empowering and affirming guide to embodied healing through yoga and the dharma, grounded in the brilliance, resilience, and lived experiences of queer folks. Part I deconstructs the ways mainstream yoga perpetuates queer- and transphobia and other systemic oppressions, exploring the intersections of yoga, capitalism, cultural appropriation, and sexual violence. Ballard also addresses the trauma--complex, vicarious, historical, and collective--perpetuated against queer communities. In response, he offers tools for self-compassion, tonglen, lovingkindness, and grounding, and helps readers explore questions like: * What is trauma? How is it a product of injustice--and how can healing it create justice? * The world won't stop being homo- and transphobic, so how do I encounter that in a way that does the least harm? * How do we love what is uniquely trans about us? * What are affinity groups, and why do we need them? In part II, Ballard offers a queer-centered, fully embodied, and equity-rooted practice with meditations, practices, and sequences for processing and healing from trauma individually and in community. He explains concepts like lovingkindness, letting go, compassion, joy, forgiveness, and equanimity through a queer lens, and pairs each with corresponding meditations, practices, and beautiful line drawings of queer bodies. Enhanced with stories from Ballard's personal practice and professional experience teaching yoga in schools, prisons, conferences, and his weekly Queer and Trans Yoga class, A Queer Dharma is a guidebook, reclamation, and unapologetically queer heart offering for true healing and transformation.

A Queer Dharma
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jacoby Ballard
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

Queer critique, queer practice: embodied teachings for healing from trauma and social injustice. Jacoby Ballard provides an empowering and affirming guide to embodied healing through yoga and the dharma, grounded in the brilliance, resilience, and lived experiences of queer folks. Part I deconstructs the ways mainstream yoga perpetuates queer- and
Queer Dharma
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Winston Leyland
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

Over 35 writers are featured in this pioneering book discussing how they integrate being gay and their spirituality as Buddhists.
Queer Dharma
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Winston Leyland
Categories: Buddhism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-09-01 - Publisher:

In this second volume, gay men write indepth about how they integrate their sexuality and Buddhist practice. Includes articles, essays and photos. Sequel to the best selling volume one which is also available.
Queer Dharma: Voices of Gay Buddhists
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Winston Leyland
Categories: Gay men
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Winston Leyland
Categories: Buddhism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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