Online Rainbow Sangha

Following the success of the Rainbow Dharma retreat for the LGBTQI+ community in 2021 (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.

Time: 7- 8.15pm (UK time)
Upcoming dates

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 attended her first Insight Meditation retreat in 2000, and subsequently helped to establish Sheffield Insight Meditation. She is a Community Dharma Leader authorised by Gaia House Teacher Council, and has completed Dharma Teacher Training with Bodhi College. A former Derbyshire Poet Laureate, she has led writing and arts projects for many years, and is an activist in the LGBTQI+ community.

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 completed his dharma teacher training with the Bodhi College in 2022, mentored by Stephen Batchelor, and is doing a PhD in Buddhist Studies. He guides a small sangha in his native Barcelona and teaches in English, Catalan and Spanish.

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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.