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La Sarmiento



La Sarmiento is an American Vipassana meditation teacher at the the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. They also speak on the intersectionality of gender and race in Buddhism.

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Pushing Past Tokenism

La Sarmiento has been a leader of American LGBTQ and people-of-color Buddhist communities for close to a decade. I caught up with the trans, queer Filipino teacher before a silent retreat to discuss the dynamics of race and gender in a world that is typically White, cisgender and straight.

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Belonging to Ourselves and Each Other

Creating spaces where the need to assimilate, conform, and belong are no longer important

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La Sarmiento—Find the Dharma in Everything!

The Dharma is all around us. Through personal stories, humor, and song, La Sarmiento shows us that the Dharma is too important to take seriously. Kristin Barker on guitar.

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#376. Letting Go of Perfectionism | La Sarmiento

In this episode, we’re talking about the difference between kindness and what our guest, La Sarmiento, calls “radical kindness,” how to muster the strength to be kind to annoying people while setting appropriate boundaries, the difference between radical compassion and what the Tibetans call...

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