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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Bodhisattva leadership workshop at Spirit Rock
February 23-24, 2019
This 2-day, non-residential retreat will introduce the ancient Buddhist archetype of the Bodhisattva as a potent leadership model for our time. A Bodhisattva is a wise, sensitive person dedicated to helping alleviate suffering for all beings.
Drawing on stories from the life of the Buddha, the myth of Inanna, and Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, we will uncover our heartfelt aspirations, and craft personal vows to support our engagement in the world. Our time together will weave guided meditation, talks, interactive exercises and ritual. Having a formal leadership role (at work, or within one’s community) is preferred, but not required.
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A five-day silent retreat with DaRa Williams
March 22-27, 2019
Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts
What does it mean to wake up? This traditional Insight meditation retreat will draw on stories from the life of the Buddha, his mother, aunt and wife, to offer an integrated map of the spiritual journey appropriate to meet the joys and sorrows of the world in these difficult times. The daily schedule will include alternating periods of sitting and walking, meditation instruction, and meetings with the teachers. Both beginning and experienced student are welcome.
Bodhisattva Leadership: Cultivating Faith and Love
March - November 2019
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.
The series includes: eight Saturday sessions also at SFZC on: 4/20, 5/18, 6/22, 7/20, 8/24, 10/19, & 11/16, an overnight retreat at Spirit House in Woodacre, CA: 9/27-29, two 30-minute, individual meetings with Pam, one at the beginning and one toward the end of the program, and peer-led group sessions each month. Space is limited to 18 people.
Email Renee Nash to inquire or reserve your space: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."