Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What style of meditation does the Lotus Sisters practice?
A: We practice meditation in the Theravadan tradition, which originated in Burma. It is a style of silent meditation where the practitioner chooses an object for meditation, usually the breath, body sensations, or emotions, and directs attention to that object, as a means of better understanding the way things are in the present moment.
Q: Why is Lotus Sisters an LBTQ sangha?
A: We believe that creating a safe space where lesbian, bisexual and transgender women can explore meditation and the dharma will encourage more LBTQ women to do so. We also sponsor events for the queer community and for the general public.
Q: What is a Day of Mindfulness?
A: A Day of Mindfulness is an all day meditation and exploration session. It usually is conducted mostly in silence and involves periods of sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement, a question and answer session and a talk on Buddhist principles.