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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation: A Five Week Introductory Class

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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation

A Five-Week Introductory Class

with Kitty Costello & Baruch Golden

Five Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

January 9, 23 & 30, February 6 & 13, 2017

(no class January 16)

Daylong retreat on Saturday, February 11 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

This class will explore the basic teachings of the Buddha in both meditation practice and daily life. We will introduce and deepen the practice of Mindfulness, with the aim of integrating Mindfulness into all aspects of our lives. Each session will include guided meditation instruction, talks on fundamental Buddhist teachings, and time for questions and discussion. This class is appropriate for those new to meditation as well as those wishing to refine their existing practice. People of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome.

Teacher Dana: The teachers are supported solely by your donations for their time and teachings (they do not receive any portion of the registration fee). Suggested donations are $50 to $125 for the five-week evening class series (or $10 to $25 per class) and $25 to $100 for the daylong. This amount can be offered to the teacher by cash or check (payable to SF Insight) at the first class or at each individual class.

What to Bring: Please bring your lunch to the daylong retreat.

For Additional Information: Call 415-994-5951.

Kitty Costello has practiced Insight Meditation since 2000, and has studied and taught Shaolin Ssu, a Mahayana Buddhist martial arts practice, since 1979. She teaches chi gung and tai chi, with special focus on emotional self-regulation and chronic pain. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and is currently a participant in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders program.

Baruch Golden has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1998. He completed the Community Dharma Leaders program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at the Sati Center in Redw ood City. He teaches at East Bay Meditation Center and at sitting groups in the Bay Area.

Since we want our classes to be accessible to as many sangha members as possible, we offer our classes on a sliding scale registration fee basis. For those unable to afford the low end of the sliding scale, some limited income & scholarship slots are available (please call 415-994-5951 prior to the first class if the registration fee is an obstacle to your participation). Please consider the highest level that you can donate in order to support those who have fewer resources.We ask for your commitment to the full class series. Series classes build on one another; your commitment supports coherence of the teachings and allows the participants to mature as a group.

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