Dharma practice both reveals and empowers. It reveals aspects of ourselves and our conditioned identities even as it deconstructs them. With focused attention, the heart gains the ability to stop believing that only our current narrative is true and sees how vast the universe of possibilities and interconnection truly is.

Sean Feit Oakes, PhD

Sean teaches Buddhism and somatic practice focusing on the integration of meditation, trauma resolution, and social justice. He received teaching authorization from Jack Kornfield, and wrote his dissertation on extraordinary states in Buddhist meditation and experimental dance. He teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and elsewhere.
He/him Puerto Rican-English ancestry Living in community on unceded Pomo land in California
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Insight Meditation Satsang

Tuesdays 7:30-9pm, ongoing
Meditation, teachings, & our lovely saṅgha. All are welcome.

Book Club: Reading the Dīgha Nikāya

Monthly Fridays, 8:30-10am, starting Mar 31
Explore the Long Discourses of the Buddha. Join anytime.

Vesak: Celebrating the Buddha’s Life and Liberation

Sat June 3, 6-8pm (Spirit Rock), with Louije Kim
Meditation, chanting, stories, and reflection.

All the Villains: Evil, Karma, and Buddhist Restorative Justice

Thursdays June 1-29, 1-3pm (Spirit Rock)
The bad guys in the suttas, and a Buddhist social approach to justice.

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