Come be a part of Tara Mandala’s LGBTQIA+ community by joining The Thousand Arms Sangha. We draw inspiration from Chenrezig, the gender fluid bodhisattva of Compassion, who holds a steady and compassionate presence for ALL beings. This is an intentional community of practitioners who come together to practice and reflect on the personal experiences of being LGBTQIA+ within the Buddhist spheres of study and practice.
This sangha is led by senior Magyu student, dedicated practitioner and EDI Council Member, Pamela Ambrose, who brings her experience and intention to co-create a safe container with members of our LGBTQIA+ sangha. The format will include centering exercises, body-based guided meditations and council circles where we will share and reflect upon the experiences of being LGBTQIA+ practitioners.
This group is open to anyone who self-identifies as an LGBTQIA+ person and individuals from all spiritual traditions are welcomed. No prior meditation experience is required.
This group will begin to meet on March 13, 2023 via Zoom from 7:00pm – 8:30pm Mountain Time. Meetings will take place thereafter on the second Monday of every month.
For more updated information and to join this group, visit our Tara Mandala Network, search for “The Thousand Arms Sangha” group, and request to join.
Have questions or comments? Contact Pamela Ambrose on this page.
Pamela Ambrose has been studying and practicing Buddhism since 2007. She became a student of Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2010 and aligned with the Magyu lineage in 2014. She is a member of the Tara Mandale Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council and served in the Ratna role for the Tara Mandala Bay Area Mandala committee member from 2015 – 2018. She participated in Ruth King’s Mindful of Race training with the San Francisco Dharma Collective board in 2021.
Pamela applies her Masters in Library and Information Science refined mind to her paid work as a Knowledge Consultant for a global professional services organization. She has studied and practiced divination through the systems of Tarot and Astrology since 1987. She was mentored in Motherpeace and modern Astrology by Vicki Noble from 2018 – 2022.