Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 10:00–10:30pm ET | Free | Live-streamed via Zoom
Please join us for this free offering to soften into ease and rest. If you’re located in the United States, this is an opportunity to gently remind your system to slow down during the evening before sleep. At the same time we can be mindful about how we start our days, we can also bring awareness to how we end our days.
Tony Pham (Butterfly) (he/they) is a heritage Buddhist, facilitator, and healer that occupies the intersection of queer and BIPOC identities. Tony is certified in Compassion Cultivation Training © (co-created by Thupten Jinpa at Stanford), teaching compassion and meditation at Tibet House US. He is a 2nd generation Vietnamese American whose parents came to the United States as refugees from war. Tony goes by Butterfly in spiritual spaces where they steward practices rooted in compassion, indigeneity, and sacred lineages. He is presently a student of Arinna Weisman (Theravada/Vipassana) and Lama Rod Owens (Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism). They are also an alumnus of the East Bay Meditation Center’s PiTA8 trauma informed mindfulness program for social justice activists and graduated from MNDFL’s 300-hour secular meditation instructor program.
Butterfly’s article on, “Why Did Six Asian Women Have to Die in Order to be Seen?” was published by Lion’s Roar at the end of March 2021.
Tony previously received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Viet Nam. He has also completed death doula and non-violent communication training. Butterfly is honored to serve as treasurer on the board of directors of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and as a volunteer group facilitator with the COVID Grief Network. They now reside in Brooklyn (occupied Canarsie/Munsee Lenape land). For more information, please visit tonyopham.com.