Dear Sangha friends,
The Sunday Sangha and other online offerings will be on hold from October 5 until the start of the new year.
I want to take advantage of some of the conditioned simplicity currently fostered by the pandemic which include not having my usual travel and retreat teaching schedule, to devote more, time, space, and energy to my own meditation practice.. During the next few months I will not be in silent retreat but will continue with my work and home life in a more simplified form so I can fold more energy into practice. In short, I will be doing less to practice more.
This means that I will not be offering a Foundations course in October of this year. Our last Sunday Sangha meeting for this period until the new year will be on Sunday October 4th.
As I have said many times, the practice instructions of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness are simple. The question is are you actually practicing? My invitation to you during the time is to put into practice what you already know. Practice the simple and profound instructions of what the Buddha called the direct path to the liberation of beings, namely the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, and mind-objects.
Yours in the Dharma,
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Sunday evening meditation: We will begin at 7.00 pm with a 35-minute meditation, followed by a 5-minute break, and then a Dharma talk, with time for questions and dialogue. We will end by 9:00 pm.
There is no fee to attend the Sunday Sangha but donations are welcome.
Our Guiding Teacher, Will Kabat-Zinn
Will Kabat-Zinn, is a meditation teacher whose passion is to help people wake up to their own deepest nature and to embody this truth in their work, life, and relationships. Will has taught meditation to neuroscientists who study the effects of mindfulness and meditation on the brain, law enforcement professionals, incarcerated youth, and business and technology leaders from around the world. He is an Executive in Residence at the Haas School of Business and travels and teaches nationally and internationally. Will lives in the East Bay and is a member of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Teachers Council.