Monday, February 14 | 8:00–8:30pm ET | Sliding-scale donation | Live-streamed on Zoom
On February 14, 2022, you’re invited to join Tibet House US’ donation-based offering to ground in self-love. Sit together in community and tenderly warm yourself with the love from your own heart. This is an opportunity to contemplate the non-duality of how we of course want to be loved by others, and at the same time, self-love is the necessary foundation for that to unfold.
Tony Pham (Butterfly) will guide a 30-minute meditation and conclude with a dedication of merit.
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.
Butterfly published a tribute to Engaged Buddhist and Rōshi Robert Aitken, “Helping Hands,“ in Lion’s Roar for their January 2022 print and online magazine.
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 president 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 (unceded Canarsie/Munsee Lenape land). For more information, please visit tonyopham.com.