OLNY Presents: Heart Circles

Date(s) - May 28, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ripley-Grier Studios


5/28   OLNY Presents: Heart Circle

A heart circle is a place where people meet in sacred confidential space to speak from the heart and be listened to from the heart. Communicating openly this way is a felt experience which develops more by taking part in this ritual over time. Heart circles are a place where you witness and are witnessed just as you are – your authentic self, speaking from the heart rather than the head and expressing emotions that are present for you, within the shared time allowed.

Heart Circles are a tradition of the Radical Faeries, a group of gay men gathered in San Francisco in the 1970s during the expansion of the gay rights movement and as a response to the AIDS epidemic…to foster open, honest and loving communication with one another and to build resilient community together through healing, trust and unconditional love. They were anti-establishment, yet community-focused, and challenged the commercialism and patriarchal aspects of LGBT life. The group embodies a wide range of genders and sexual orientations and identities.

Come join us for deep sharing and community: Introductions, ground rules, then sharing, followed by a brief interactive group meditation.

Tuesday, May 28rd – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Ripley Grier Studios, 305 W. 38th Street, Room 207, New York, NY 10018

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$10 admission at the door ($8 for members with bracelet or button) To request a financial waiver for this event, email mischa@openloveny.com

About the presenters

Rev. Kyle Applegate is a graduate of One Spirit Inter-faith Seminary, where he was ordained an Interfaith Minister. He is also a Wedding Officiant, a Spiritual Counselor, Tantric Healer and a long time Sex Educator specializing in LGBT diversity awareness issues, safer sex practices, and sacred sexuality. Kyle works for Metro Plus health insurance company as a Peer Counselor under the federal grant, “Ending the Epidemic (of HIV), where he is currently training to be an HIV tester. He previously served on the Transgender Community Advisory Board for Callen Lorde Community Health Center.