Daylong in Los Altos: Mindful Investigation
January 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am PST - 5:00 pm PST| By Donation.
A day of meditation with Shaila Catherine.
Although meditation is renowned for promoting tranquility and mental calmness, meditation is not passive. Investigative methods play a vital role in the skillful development of liberating insight. Specific instructions for examining the mind feature prominently in the core teachings of Satipatthana, and many early Buddhist teachings.
This day-long program is part of a six-month series of day-long events devoted to nurturing meditative investigation skills, and exploring the nature of mind and body, suffering and its causes. Each day-long event stands on its own, and newcomers are always welcome. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend the morning sessions when more meditation instruction is offered.
This day-long program will include sitting and walking meditation, instructions, teachings, and opportunities for individual meetings with the teacher. This practice day is appropriate for new and experienced meditators, drop-in participants, and dedicated Walking the Path members.
There will be a pot-luck community meal around 12:30; please bring a food dish to share.
Everyone is welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.