Satsang is Sanskrit for “community of truth” and describes gatherings of seekers who meet to open their hearts and minds together through sharing wisdom and inquiry. My primary influences are the Thai Forest and Burmese satipaṭṭhāna traditions, but I bring in perspectives from Zen, Mahāyāna Buddhism, Hindu and Buddhist Tantra, and Haṭha Yoga as counterpoint. Recent teachings also are substantially influenced by trauma resolution practice, which has shown itself as profoundly valuable for meditators and yogis, and the urgent work of social justice and anti-oppression awareness.
Beginners to meditation and contemplative practice are warmly welcome, especially yoga āsana practitioners curious about “the other 7 limbs” of Yoga, and anyone interested in how the paths of Buddhism and Yoga weave together with the inquiry into personal and communal trauma and oppression that is the heart of social justice and resilience work.
My intention is for this to be a space of beloved community, radical inquiry, and deep nourishment as we cultivate individual and communal awakening, especially through the extreme challenges of climate change, systemic racism, misogyny, and discrimination, and the rise of fascist ideologies as a backlash against multiculturalism and global neoliberalism. We need community, and safe spaces for spiritual practice, now more than ever if we are to find strength and wisdom to act in service of communal well-being.
May our practice be of benefit to all.