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Attending to the Body: First Portal to Awakening with Martine Shelley

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Sacramento Dharma Center

3111 Wissemann Drive

Sacramento, CA 95826

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Attending to the Body: First Portal to Awakening

In the Buddha’s main instructions on mindfulness, the Satipatthana sutta, he described four areas to pay attention to if we wanted to be free from stress and suffering. In this class series we’ll focus on the first area, mindfulness of the body, by practicing Qigong as a form of mindful movement.

Martine was inspired with the idea for this class while doing walking meditation on retreat with Bhikkhu Analayo, and tried it out when leading Qigong at the recent SBMG residential retreat. This class series will lead you in ways to be mindful of the body. One of these ways is the “four elements” which was the theme of last year’s Qigong class series.

During each class session Qigong, seated meditation, and dharma discussion will be integrated, leading to deeper access to wisdom and compassion. No special skills, abilities or equipment are necessary to participate.


Registration (Please note that the registration fee applies to all fout classes so you need to only register once)

  • $35 - $65

Please note that no one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Please contact registrar Sonia Landman at sonialandman@yahoo.coom for financial arrangements or other questions.


Our Teacher


Martine Shelley has been a member of SBMG since the late 90s, and has served in various capacities including being a board member. She has completed at least one Vipassana residential retreat annually since 1995. She began studying Qigong in 2006 and received certification to teach Radiant Heart Qigong from Teja Bell Roshi in 2013. Martine is also an Aikido teacher, avid hiker, traveler, and Registered Yoga Teacher. She recently semi-retired from teaching community college after 23 years. She is interested in integrating the dharma, meditation, and energy in all forms, and in using the body as a means to access wisdom, compassion and presence.


Details to Consider

  • Please try to arrive by 6:15 p.m. to register and settle in.
  • Wear comfortable clothing,bring a covered mug or water bottle and your personal cushion if you have one.
  • Chairs and cushions will be available during the class series.
  • In the spirit of doing no harm, we ask that you refrain from using scented products that may affect others. The Dharma Center is wheelchair accessible.
  • SBMG hosts teachers from all Buddhist traditions at weekly meetings and monthly daylong retreats. All have been welcome since 1991. SBMG is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
  • Please contact registrar if you have any questions.
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Sacramento Dharma Center

3111 Wissemann Drive

Sacramento, CA 95826

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