Guided Meditations

Here's an offering of guided meditations lasting from 5 to 45 minutes:




Sunday Evenings
Meditation Group at SF Insight

I am part of the teaching team at SF Insight where I teach once a month on Sunday nights. 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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Bodhisattva Leadership: Cultivating Faith and Love
Email to sign up for 2020

We will take up an in-depth study and cultivation of the Three Refuges (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha,) and the Four Boundless Qualities of the Heart (metta, loving-kindness, karuna, compassion, mudita, selfless joy and upekkha, equanimity.) Our exploration will include dharma talks, interactive inquiry, personal sharing, readings, and between-sessions practices and reflections, with the aim of deepening our insight and understanding, and embodying the qualities of faith and love. 

The heart of the program is the creation of a safe and loving community where we can be honest, courageous and vulnerable together.

Insight Meditation Retreat
at Insight Meditation Society in MA.
with Dara Williams and Tuere Sala
February 8-13, 2020

This course will be held in noble silence, and we welcome the diversity of all who seek to deepen their practice and understanding of the Buddha’s teachings. We invite both beginning and experienced meditators to join us for this exploration. The daily schedule will include meditation instruction, alternate periods of sitting and walking practice, talks by the teachers, Q&A and discussion.
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Zen Sesshin
May 13-16, 2020 at the Brooklyn Zen Center

More information to come. Click here to learn about the Brooklyn Zen Center.

Insight Meditation Retreat
with Andrea Fella
August 12-16, 2020

A silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks, work meditation, and practice discussion with the teachers. Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
Registration opens April 12, 2020. Please check back for a link to register.

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Dharma Talks


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."