Buddhist Trans Community Resources

Trans*Buddhists                                                                                                                    “We are a small collective of Buddhist practitioners from different traditions who seek to address systemic exclusion of transgender and gender nonconforming people from Buddhist spaces.”

Developing Trans Competence: a Short Guide to Improving Transgender Experiences at Meditation and Retreat Centers

Toward Freedom and Enlightenment Queerly: LGBTQ and Dharma by Larry Yang, co-founder of the San Francisco LGBTQI Sangha       

San Francisco LGBTQI Sangha | San Francisco, CA

The Shambhala Meditation Center | New York, NY                                       “Queer Dharma is an open community of meditation practitioners led by and for LGBTQI people and their friends. Join us for meditation practice followed by conversation and light refreshments. Saturdays bi-monthly.”

San Francisco Zen Center | San Francisco, CA                                                   “The LGBTIQ Queer Dharma Group is an open group, and newcomers are welcome. It meets regularly on Saturdays once a month from 1 – 3 pm in the Buddha Hall at City Center.”

Queer and Trans Yogi Facebook Group                                                           “This Facebook group, from Teo Drake, exists to build community, create a safe space for connection and exploration of what being a yogi, being on a spiritual path and being queer/trans means for each us.”

International Transgender Buddhist Sangha                                                “This Facebook group, from Yvo Manuel Vas Dias, is a network for transgender Buddhists, transgender people interested in Buddhism, and ally Buddhists.”


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