Visiting Teachers

La Sarmiento

La Sarmiento is a non-binary, Filipinx American, body/energyworker and song-spoofing dharma teacher. They are a retreat teacher/manager and guiding teacher of the LGBTIQ and People of Color Sanghas with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, teach retreats for LGBTIQ at the Garrison Institute, young adults at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, are a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Training Program, and are currently a mentor for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. La lives in Towson, MD with their life partner Wendy and their Cairn Terrier Annabel.

Events with La Sarmiento

Finding Freedom in Nature: A Retreat for People of Color
May 31, 2020

The teachings of the Buddha connect us to our own true nature which is freedom. We are nature wherever we go — whether we live in the heart of a large bustling city or in a rural environment — but many people of color in this country are often the most removed from land that is not ravaged by colonization. This retreat offers us an opportunity to experience the liberating power of retreat in the beauty of pristine nature. We will spend the week together in this magnificent wilderness in periods of formal practice both indoors and on group hikes.…