May Online Sangha Preview! — Dharma teaching by La Sarmiento

We wanted to give folks sufficient advance notice about our special May online sangha plans so that all who want to join can make arrangements to do so.

Our friend and contributing writer for the Developing Trans*competence Guide, La Sarmiento, will be guiding a meditation and leading a mini dharma talk on Sunday, May 3 at 6:30pm *Eastern time*. Here is a recent interview with them and their bio is below.

Hope you can join us!

Please RSVP to transbuddhists(at) if you plan to attend so we can send you the login info and have a count for how many will be there.


La Sarmiento has been practicing Vipassana meditation and has been a member of IMCW since 1998. La is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leadership IV program sponsored by Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is certified as a Teach .b Mindfulness Teacher with the Mindfulness in Schools Project based in the UK.

Since 2005, La has been the guiding teacher/leader of the IMCW Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Sangha and the IMCW People of Color Sangha and more recently they* also co-led the DC Monthly Teen Sangha for youth between 13 – 19 years of age.

For more information on La, check out their website,

*La identifies as gender non-conforming and uses the pronouns they, their, and them when being referred to in the third person.

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