Online Rainbow Sangha

Following the success of this year’s Rainbow Dharma retreat for the LGBTQI+ community (the first of its kind offered by Gaia House), we are happy to offer a monthly Online Rainbow Sangha group. The sessions will include meditation, a dharma talk and discussion, and will be led by Katrin, Bernat and River, with other LGBTQI+ teachers in due course.

We hope that the Online Rainbow Sangha will continue to connect this intentional community and build towards the next Rainbow Dharma retreat, which Gaia House plan to offer in-person 28 July – 1 Aug 2022.

Upcoming dates

(times shown below are in Greenwich Mean Time)

  • Sunday 12 December 7.00pm – 8.15pm — Bernat Font-Clos (CDL)
  • Sunday 16 January 7.00pm – 8.15pm — Bernat Font-Clos (CDL)


KATRIN AUF DER HEYDE For many years Katrin taught meditation/yoga retreats in various meditation centres in South Africa. She has participated in various Dharma programmes such as the six-month Karuna Foundation course, the CDPP and Secular Dharma Programme and in the beginning of 2020 completed a meditation teacher’s training with Martine Batchelor.

RIVER WOLTON has practised Insight Meditation since 2000, is a co-founder of Sheffield Insight Meditation, a Community Dharma Leader authorised by Gaia House Teacher Council, and a student on the Bodhi College Teacher Training Programme. A published poet, she teaches creative writing in schools and community projects, and is an activist in LGBTQI+ and refugee communities.
BERNAT FONT-CLOS met the dharma at a very young age and has practiced in Europe, India and Myanmar, gradually putting aside his artistic career. He is currently in teacher training with the Bodhi College and doing a PhD in Buddhist Studies. He guides a small sangha in his native Barcelona and teaches in Catalan, Spanish and English.
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Teachers do not receive any payment for leading group retreats at Gaia House. The teachings of wisdom and compassion are considered priceless; thus teachers offer their understanding freely. Dana allows teachers to continue their work in making the teachings available.

To offer Dana related to this offering, please click here to make a one-off donation.

Please click on ‘Teacher dana’ and then click ‘Add to basket’.  On the checkout page, in the notes section, please specify the name of the teacher you wish to offer dana to, or generally to the Rainbow Sangha.