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This month at Satsang (March-April 2018)
Insight Meditation Satsang
For March and April at Satsang, we’re looking at the beautiful and precise mindfulness meditation instructions given by the brilliant and inspiring Western Theravāda monastic, Ven. Anālayo Bhikkhu. Anālayo is a scholar-practitioner who has done incredible work with the early Buddhist text material, both in Pāli and Chinese, and has constructed a method for practicing the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness, or satipaṭṭhānas, that draws on his research around what the earliest layers of Buddhist practice may have looked like. It’s a deep but accessible practice sequence, and we’ll spend these two months learning it step by step. Both beginners and experienced meditators can benefit from this work.
Further on, topics in the wings for 2019 include:
- samādhi – working with anxiety & distraction
- anattā – Buddhist approaches to identity & culture
- sīla – social action as contemplative discipline
As always, talks and practices weave together personal, relational, and systemic inquiry, exploring the inseparability of individual and collective liberation.
Insight Meditation Satsang
Namaste Yoga + Wellness
2820 7th st, Berkeley
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Meditation with instructions based in the Insight Meditation tradition and its sources in Thai and Burmese Theravāda Buddhism. The focus of the group is on deepening in both traditional Buddhist practice as understood in the Theravāda traditions, and exploring the links between individual & systemic liberation in the form of social justice and collective healing practice.
Tuesdays 7-8:30pm (Namaste Yoga+Wellness, Berkeley)
I’m thrilled to return to the gorgeous Double Bear Retreat Center for a 4-night retreat this summer. This will be an intimate retreat for students of Insight Meditation and Yoga seeking to integrate the practices of movement and stillness, dynamic breath work and precise mindfulness meditation. We will work with the Haṭha Yoga Sadhana movement form, including intuitive āsana and classical prāṇāyāma, and the Open Circle practice from the discipline of Authentic Movement, embedded within a mostly traditional silent Insight Meditation retreat structure.
*Currently sold out but you can join the waitlist.
May 30-June 3, 2019 (Double Bear Retreat Center, Boulder Creek, CA)
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