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Listening as Spiritual Practice

A guest lecture by Daniel Bowling

Tuesday September 10th, 2019

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Daniel Bowling is a staff attorney, mediator, and trainer for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, US District Court for Northern California. He practiced law and was Public Defender in Charleston, SC following his graduation from Harvard Law School. He has been a mediator since 1987 and co-edited/co-authored Bringing Peace into the Room (Jossey-Bass, 2003). He has practiced yoga and meditation since 1976, was the first yoga teacher in Charleston, SC, and started an educational center there in the 1980s. He was also a teacher and General Counsel for Kripalu Yoga Center, in Lenox, MA and developed the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. He completed Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders Training and currently teaches mindfulness meditation. He is President of the Board of Directors of Spirit Rock and serves on its Diversity, Governance, and Ethics and Reconciliation Committees.

This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. It will include a silent or guided meditation, a break, and a teaching.


Please visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our speakers.

Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation programs. On Tuesdays, we meet in Mountain View for our drop-in weekly program of meditation and teachings.  On Thursdays, we meet in Saratoga for our Dhamma Classroom, which offer a series of structured courses with registration, and periodic drop-in practice events.

Our Tuesday evening program usually includes a sitting meditation and Dhamma talk. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and guest speakers are featured regularly. Thematic series are periodically presented, but whether or not a topic has been advertised in advance, Shaila or a guest teacher will lead the sitting and offer teachings. See also weekly sitting.

Newcomers are always welcome. To help newcomers get acquainted with mindfulness meditation and IMSB, a senior member or teacher offers a beginner’s orientation beginning at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month.

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.