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Empowering Stories: An Evening of Compassionate and Meaningful Conversations

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Empowering Stories: An Evening of Compassionate and Meaningful Conversations
August 15, 2019 7:15 PM
August 15, 2019 8:45 PM
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
July 31, 2019
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
karma to dharma

Join author Johnson Chong and an esteemed panel of members of the gay community to celebrate the launch of his book Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma.
As LGBTQ people, we live in the shadows of marginalization. As a gay Chinese-American, Johnson Chong found himself in the minority of a minority, torn between strict eastern values of hetero-normalcy and western values of freedom and individualism. Join us for an evening panel discussion about cultural identity, sexual identity, spiritual identity, and identity as a limiting construct. Johnson Chong, author of Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma shares nuggets of wisdom from his book in a panel discussion where he is joined by respected members of the queer community: Joseph Reid (Language & Communications Expert), Drew Stevens (Artistic Director of the Feminist Press) & Yusef Miller (Award Winning Playwright).
The purpose of this evening is to celebrate our pain as an opportunity for healing in this polarized and emotionally traumatized chapter in American history. Join us for a fun, thought-provoking evening to re-enliven your spirit. The evening will culminate in a guided meditation for queer empowerment through queer spirituality.
Copies of Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!
Johnson Chong is a native New Yorker, yogi, meditation teacher and self-mastery guide. He founded Sagehouse based in Singapore with the intention to help people re-connect the mind, body and spirit. He is also the creator of Exodus Retreats, where he leads transformational retreats around the world. As a professionally trained actor and perpetual student of esoteric wisdom, he integrates his love of storytelling to empower life-changing shifts through his speaking engagements and workshops. His commitment to the global shift of humanity’s consciousness has inspired him to create live and online training programs, guided meditation audios, and mentorship programs. Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma is his first book. For more information and events, please visit