I am happy to announce that my good friend Victoria Cary will be guest teaching the Sunday Sangha on January 22 while I am away.
Victoria Cary is a Dhamma teacher and leader who co-founded the San Francisco Black Indigenous People of Color Insight Sangha and continues as one of its core teachers. She loves the Dhamma and is interested in supporting people in their practice by focusing on integrating Dhamma into everyday life. Her identity as a queer, bi-racial black woman informs her approach to teaching the Dhamma; she seeks to support a kind internal and external investigation of our complex human experience. She has been practicing and studying Insight meditation since 2006, most recently sitting numerous retreats in the Mahasi/U Pandita lineage with Venerable Sayalay Daw Bhaddamanika, and Venerable Sayadaw U Vivekananda, including 3-month silent retreats at Insight Meditation Society and in Nepal. Her practice has also been informed by volunteering for 3 years with Zen Hospice and exploring how developing a relationship with impermanence and death can bring us more fully alive. She completed Community Dharma Leader training in 2016 and was authorized to teach in 2020 from Spirit Rock and currently teaches retreats, groups and mentor’s students.
7:00-7:30 pm PST- Meditation
7:30-8:15 pm- Dharma Talk
8:15-8:30 pm- Break
8:30-9:00 pm Q&A/Dialogue
New Location: UC Berkeley School of Journalism, North Gate Hall Library. Near the corner of Hearst and Euclid. Please enter through the courtyard. Windows and doors will be left open so please dress warmly. Optional outdoor seating in the courtyard.
We will be following UC Berkeley’s Covid protocols. Vaccinations, including boosters, are required (https://uhs.berkeley.edu/requirements/covid19). Masks are recommended indoors but are not required (https://coronavirus.berkeley.edu/health/masks).
If you have symptoms of COVID or have tested positive, please stay home and join us online.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513901100?pwd=WC9JZmkrbW5BaUk5WXdRWkNVRUMwdz09
Meeting ID: 825 1390 1100
Support the Sunday Sangha
There is no fee to attend the Sunday Sangha but donations are welcome. Venmo @wkzsundaysangha, or through Paypal by visiting this page.
Our Guiding Teacher, Will Kabat-Zinn
Will Kabat-Zinn is an Insight Meditation teacher based in the Bay Area. He spent his early practice years at the Insight Meditation Society, and later at Panditarama Forrest Meditation Center under the guidance of Sayadaw U Pandita. Will was deeply influenced by his friendship with Dr. Rina Sircar and her teacher, the Forrest monk Taungpulu Sayadaw, and by the fierce compassion of Chan Master Shen Yen Will lives in the East Bay with his wife and two sons and is a member of the Spirit Rock teacher council.