The Gay Men’s Buddhist Meditation Group of Los Angeles

Beginner’s Mind Sangha



In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”


Beginner’s Mind Sangha is a group of gay men in Los Angeles who meet weekly  to practice Buddhist meditation and study Buddhist teachings. Over the past ten years, we have found there is much to be gained from gay men practicing together.

Being together has promoted honesty, encouraged sitting practice, developed close friendships, and helped to open our hearts. None of us have felt excluded or put down by other dharma groups; in fact most of  us continue to receive teachings from a variety of Tibetan or Zen teachers, but the benefits of practicing as a sangha have undeniably enriched our lives.

Beginner’s Mind meets from 10 to 12 on Sunday mornings. Newcomers are very welcome. We combine sitting and walking meditation in the manner of Tibetan and Zen traditions.  Free instruction is available for people new to meditation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL  213.382.7710