Here's an offering of guided meditations lasting from 5 to 45 minutes:
Weekly Meditation Group at SF Insight
I lead a drop-in Insight meditation group at San Francisco Insight, every Wednesday evening from 7-9pm at the Unitarian Church in San Francisco: 1187 Franklin Street (between Geary and O'Farrell.) The group begins with guided meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion. All are welcome.
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September 12 - October 8, 2017
An Appropriate Response: Embodying the Heart of a Bodhisattva
Based on the ancient Buddhist archetype of the Bodhisattva, this four-week program will introduce a path and set of practices to help address the significant issues of our time. A bodhi (awake) sattva (sentient being) is a wise, sensitive person dedicated to alleviating individual and collective suffering. Bodhisattvas understand that we are intricately interconnected; that no one of us can wake up and be free unless all of us are free. This radical reorientation lies at the heart of the Buddha’s awakening and is the ground for walking the Bodhisattva Path.
In our time together we will explore steps and stages of the path including: discovering sources of inspiration, articulating our heartfelt aspiration, and uncovering our unique gifts and capacities. Each week, in addition to video teachings, you will be given readings, reflections and practices to deepen the teachings and help integrate them into the fabric of your daily life.
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November 24 - 26, 2017
The Human Journey: Uncovering Your Calling and Contribution
This overnight weekend workshop will be offered through the 1440 Multiversity in the Santa Cruz Mountains (www.1440.org), south of San Francisco. Our time together will weave silence, reflection, interactive engagement and ritual. We will explore sources of leadership inspiration and aspiration and move toward understanding how to embody an "appropriate response" to the unique challenges of our time.
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December 27 - January 3, 2018
New Year's Meditation Retreat at Spirit Rock
with Eugene Cash, Spring Washam, Alexis Santos and DaRa Williams
This will be a traditional, silent meditation retreat, alternating periods of sitting and walking with dharma talks, movement and practice discussion with the teachers. Click here to register or for more information.
Talks by year:
Talks by topic:
The Hero's Journey & Life of the Buddha
Mindfulness and Listening
The Eighthfold Noble Path
Self and Non-Self
The Brahma Viharas
The Four Noble Truths
Cultivating the Paramitas
The Three Characteristics
The Five Spiritual Faculties
In an old Zen story
A student comes to visit his
dying teacher. The student asks:
"What is the teaching of your entire lifetime?" The teacher replies:
"An Appropriate Response."