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December 9th: A Fierce Heart Book Blessing for Spring Washam

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East Bay Meditation Center

285 17th St

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A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Courage and Wisdom in Any Moment

Book and Community Blessing Celebration with Spring Washam


Saturday, December 9th 2017 6:30 - 8:30PM


East Bay Meditation Center 285 17th Street, Oakland, CA

All are invited to come out and celebrate the release of Spring Washam’s long awaited book! This will be a community celebration. In A Fierce Heart, Washam shares her contemporary, unique interpretation of the Buddha’s 2,500-year-old teachings with powerfully written chapters that get to the heart of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. Woven throughout the book are stories from the author’s life, family, and community, along with many soulful, heartfelt stories from all over the world. Washam’s teachings truly focus on strength, courage and wisdom, making the Dharma welcoming to as large and wide a community as possible. Anyone who has suffered will benefit from the life-saving teachings of this charismatic teacher. Her humor, enthusiasm, and energy are a balm.

This joyful celebration will include delicious vegetarian appetizers, live music, readings from the book, and lot’s of fun!

6:30pm – 7:30pm Refreshments

7:30pm 8:30pm Book reading & Dharma Reflections

8:30pm – Hangout & book signings

Spring Washam is a founding teacher of the East Bay Meditation Center, one of the most diverse and accessible meditation centers in the United States. In A Fierce Heart, Washam shares her contemporary, unique interpretation of the Buddha's 2,500-year-old teachings with powerfully written chapters that get to the heart of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion.Woven throughout the book are stories from the author's life, family, and community, along with many soulful, heartfelt stories from all over the world. Washam's teachings truly focus on strength, courage and wisdom, making the Dharma welcoming to as large and wide a community as possible. Anyone who has suffered will benefit from the life-saving teachings of this charismatic teacher. Her humor, enthusiasm, and energy are a balm.

Spring Washam is a well-known meditation and dharma teacher based in Oakland, California. She is a founding member and core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center located in downtown Oakland. She is the founder of Lotus Vine Journeys, an organization that blends indigenous healing practices with Buddhist wisdom. She was trained by Jack Kornfield and has studied numerous meditation practices and Buddhist philosophy since 1997. She is a member of the Sprit Rock Teachers Council. In addition to being a teacher she is also a healer, facilitator, spiritual activist and writer. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness based healing practices into diverse communities. She has studied indigenous healing practices and shamanic practices for over a decade. She has practiced and studied under some of the most preeminent meditation masters in both the Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. She currently travels and teaches workshops, classes and retreats worldwide. www.springwasham.com


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