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Loving Kindness and Qi Gong – Balance for the Heart, Body, and Mind

A day of meditation with Sharon Allen

When the emotional center is held with kindness, and the body energy is balanced, the mind is at ease. Today’s practice and teachings will emphasize Loving Kindness which comes from the Metta Sutta. Loving Kindness practice can open our hearts and minds to be in greater accord with ourselves and others, therefore it is of benefit to all beings.

The day-long program will include sitting and walking meditation practice and an optional easy-to-learn Qi Gong movement practice called Eight Pieces of Brocade. Floor mats are not required for the movement practice.

This practice day is appropriate for new and experienced meditators. The practices build on one another so people are encouraged to come for the whole day for optimal benefit. If that is not possible, please come either at 9:30 or 1:30.

There will be a pot-luck community meal around 12:30; please bring a food dish to share.

Everyone is welcome. There is no registration. Folding chairs are provided. Bring a mat and cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor. Beginner’s to meditation are encouraged to come on time since both sitting and walking meditation instruction are usually offered in the mornings.


These monthly events may take place at any of the churches where we meet—in Los Altos, Saratoga, or Mountain View. Be sure to double check the website event listing to identify the correct location.

IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.