The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Buddhist Group is once again holding its popular Mardi Gras Day Of Meditation.

It has been held for the past four years and is for anyone who is Buddhist or interested in Buddhism. And newcomers to meditation are welcome.

There’s something quite wonderful about a roomful of dykes and poofs not saying a word, all getting in touch with themselves, says Lachlan Warner, the organiser of the day. There’s no drugs, no music, no talk -“ it’s very unusual!

Lachlan says meditation is incredibly relaxing and peaceful, and a great way to just chill-out.

It can also be quite a confronting experience, as it’s just you and your thoughts with no distractions. A lot of your personal issues come up, and you’re forced to look at them and try to come to peace with them, Lachlan explains.

Participants don’t have to take part in the whole day, but can stay for as long as they like and come and go as they please.

The Day Of Meditation is on 29 February at the Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church Street, Camperdown, from 10am to 4pm. BYO lunch. The event is free although donations are encouraged. For more information contact Lachlan on 9698 6680.

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