Due to the pandemic, all my teachings are currently offered online. Complete listing is on the Calendar page. All times are Pacific unless noted otherwise.
Dharma Talks (join via Zoom link from the sangha's website)
- Wed, Aug 12 and 26, 7:00-8:30pm. Hosted by Coastside Vipassana.
- Wed, Sept 2, 7:30-9:00pm. Hosted by San Jose Insight.
- In This Very Life (sutta study), weekly on Friday online, 11am-noon, register by sending email. (No prior experience with Buddhist texts is required) [No meeting Aug 28, Sept 18, Sept 25]
Series Classes and Retreats:
Growing Wisdom through Meditation
A series of monthly workshops through Sept 2020 (via Zoom). Feel free to attend any portion.
[Some earlier sessions are completed, but it is fine to sign up for these:]
All 1:30-4:00pm Pacific
Sat, Aug 22: Calm, concentration, and the seven factors of Awakening
Sat, Sept 12: Wisdom: "Head and Heart" together
Do you notice that you often use your mind for planning, deciding, evaluating, analyzing, and debating? Modern life in the West encourages heavy use of our “analytical” mind, but treating it as a mundane tool does not fulfill its greatest potential. When developed and used well, our mind can manifest the intuitive wisdom, clarity, and deep inquiry that are truly beneficial for ourselves and the world.
This series of classes begins with the “seed” of wisdom that we all have within the analytical aspect of mind, and nourishes it through meditation practices from the Buddhist tradition. Combining our seed with the beautiful qualities of goodwill, ethics, and confidence, as well as meditation, helps it grow into keen insight, intuition, courageous inquiry, and discernment.
Classes will include teachings, meditation, and small-group interaction. There will be guided meditations offered to practice between sessions.
The Dharma Life
A course in integration, for experienced students
with Kim Allen and Diana Clark
Sundays, 6:30-8:30pm online
Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 13
Prerequisite: Three years of regular Dharma practice
The wise and compassionate qualities that emerge through meditation can come alive in this very moment of experience -- if we allow that. How is the Dharma alive for you? Does it infuse all aspects of your life?
In this course, we will practice embodying the Dharma, mainly through interactive practices such as inquiry and discussion, and also individual practices. Drawing from classical Buddhist teachings and texts, we will discover how the uniqueness of our own experience intersects with these teachings.
Right now, what aspect of wisdom is present? To what degree do we sense tranquility, compassion, or concentration? Can these, or other Dharma qualities, inform our next action? In this way, the Dharma becomes more integrated across our life.
Sessions include meditation, teachings, inquiry, reflection, and readings.
Pali Canon Workshops:
These sessions are for people who wish to "go to the source" of Buddhist teachings. You will be given the information and support to begin or deepen your relationship with these ancient wisdom texts.
Level 1: Approaching the Pali Canon
- Sun, July 26, 9am-Noon Online [may be repeated in the future due to popularity.]
Level 2: [Coming soon]