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Course: The Art of Happiness; The Power of Loving Kindness (Metta)

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

NOTE: This course began April 20, but late registrations will still be accepted.    A practical course on developing the profound benevolence that heals the heart. Presented by Shaila Catherine and 3 guest teachers: Sharon Allen, Berget Jelane, and Laura Lin. April 20 — Metta for category of self — with Shaila Catherine April 27 — Metta for category [...]

$60 – $375

Course: Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts A course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, Chris Clifford, and Diana Clark June 8 — Shaila Catherine June 15 — Diana Clark June 22 — Chris Clifford June 29 — Shaila Catherine July 6 — Shaila Catherine July 13 — Sharon Allen Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Mental restlessness is an insidious [...]

$45 – $360
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Course: Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts A course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, Chris Clifford, and Diana Clark June 8 — Shaila Catherine June 15 — Diana Clark June 22 — Chris Clifford June 29 — Shaila Catherine July 6 — Shaila Catherine July 13 — Sharon Allen Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Mental restlessness is an insidious [...]

Registration has opened for a Course on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Registration has opened for a 6 week course on The Buddha's Teachings on Wisdom. with Kim Allen and Diana Clark Register now! Course starts July 27. Visit the Events Page for more information and registration details: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-the-buddhas-teachings-on-wisdom-with-kim-allen-and-diana-clark/2017-07-27/

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Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom with Kim Allen and Diana Clark

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

See for Yourself: The Buddha’s Teachings on Wisdom A 6 week course led by Kimberly Allen and Diana Clark Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. The Buddha had much to say about Wisdom, the natural quality of mind that sees things as they are and brings about liberation. In this 6-week class running from [...]

$45 – $360

Register for the Dhamma of Aging. A 6-week course led by Robert Cusick.

Registration has opened for a 6 week course on The Dhamma of Aging. with Robert Cusick Registration is required! Course starts September 14. Visit the Events Page for more information and registration details: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-dhamma-of-aging-with-robert-cusick/

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Course: Dhamma of Aging with Robert Cusick

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

The Dhamma of Aging A 6 week course led by Robert Cusick Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs. Aging is a dynamic natural process. It not only includes the losses and heartbreak often associated with changing conditions but also the opportunity to cultivate deep insights and wisdom. Change, too, is a dynamic natural process. To [...]

$45 – $360

Register for 10-week Thursday Class in Saratoga: Buddhism and Social Harmony

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Click here to jump to the registration page with the ticketing options. A ten-week sutta study discussion course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen In this course we will study Bhikkhu Bodhi's powerful collection of discourses from the Pali Canon that address issues relevant to our times: communication, anger, conflict resolution, friendship, social equity, and interpersonal [...]

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Course: The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A 5-week sutta study discussion course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen In this course we will study Bhikkhu Bodhi’s powerful collection of discourses from the Pali Canon that address issues relevant to our times: communication, anger, conflict resolution, friendship, social equity, and interpersonal dynamics. This 5-week course offers a discussion format for sutta [...]

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De-Stress in December!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

De-Stress in December! A 5-week course on mindfulness meditation practices — to create peace in the holiday season and beyond. As the year comes to an end, night falls sooner, and the holidays approach, people sometimes feel increasingly stressed. Mindfulness practice helps us release the inner tensions that keep us entangled in unhealthy or unhappy [...]

Get Tickets $50 – $310

De-Stress In December! Register now for a 5-week course on mindfulness meditation practices.

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

De-Stress in December! A 5-week course on mindfulness meditation practices — to create peace in the holiday season and beyond. For information and registration details, click here to visit our course page. https://www.imsb.org/event/de-stress-in-december/2017-11-30/

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No Class Tonight – Enjoy the holiday week.

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

The Dhamma Classroom in Saratoga, currently running a course on The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony, will not meet tonight. We will resume the Thursday night program next week. Enjoy the holiday week!  

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Sharon Allen

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight’s session is led by Sharon Allen. For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice and Community” evenings, [...]

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Mindfulness in the World – A practice-based course

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Mindfulness In The World A Practice-Based Course led by Sharon Allen, Jill Shepherd, Jennifer Dungan, and Bill Kostura. January 25 - March 1, 2018 Life in the world can be stressful – but you can do something about it. This six-week course will emphasize teachings and practices from Buddhism that can make the difference between [...]

$45 – $360

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Sharon Allen and Bill Kostura

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight's session is led by Sharon Allen and Bill Kostura. For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice [...]

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Course: Mindful Speech

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Mindful Speech Bringing clarity and peace to communication. A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. March 15 — Defining Right And Wrong Speech, with Sharon Allen March 22 — Difficult Communications; Responding to Anger, with Shaila Catherine March 29 — No meeting this week. Church needs the room for their Easter events. [...]

$45 – $360
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Weekly meditation group CANCELLED for tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. Classes will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga.  

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Sharon Allen

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight’s session is led by Sharon Allen. For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice and Community” evenings, [...]

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Course: Mindful Self Esteem with Janetti Marotta

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Mindful Self-Esteem: Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion Led by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D. A 6-week course based on the book 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion Low self-esteem is such a common issue because we’re conditioned to look for comfort and security in outside factors that are constantly changing. We struggle to [...]

$45 – $360

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Shaila Catherine

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight’s session is led by Shaila Catherine. For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice and Community” evenings, [...]

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Course: Untangling Self

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Untangling Self A practical inquiry into who we think we are. A course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Thursdays June 28 - August 9, 2018 There will be no meeting on July 5 due to Independence Day holidays. In this 6-week, teacher-led book group, we will contemplate Untangling Self by Andrew Olendzki—an intriguing [...]

$45 – $360
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No Meeting Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Our usual Thursday evening class or meditation session has been cancelled for tonight. Please join us next week!

Drop-In Deepening Practice and Community Evening with Shaila Catherine

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Tonight’s session is led by Shaila Catherine For pictures and biographies of our teachers, visit our Teacher Page. Between many of our Thursday evening series courses in Saratoga, IMSB offers open drop-in practice sessions led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, or a local mindfulness teacher. For these “Deepening Practice and Community” evenings, [...]

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Course: Joy On Demand

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Joy on Demand A 6-week class on cultivating joy Led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen, with a special question and answer session with the acclaimed author, Chade-Meng Tan.  Joy is a potent guide for spiritual development. Joy supports the development of many beautiful qualities including concentration, wisdom, and letting go. This course will follow the [...]

$55 – $400
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Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Drop-in practice evenings are an opportunity for meditators to practice under the guidance of experienced mindfulness instructors. These sessions allow curious newcomers to gain a first-hand experience of mindfulness meditation. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their practice with an evening [...]

Weekly Meditation CANCELLED for tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Tonight’s meditation group meeting is cancelled. Our regular weekly meditation program will resume next week after the holidays. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga.  

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Course: Buddhist Fundamentals

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A six-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Chris Clifford. Demystifying the core beliefs of Buddhism Thursdays, January 10 - February 21, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. This course will provide a nuts-and-bolts guide to the core [...]

$45 – $360

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Drop-in practice evenings are an opportunity for meditators to practice under the guidance of experienced mindfulness instructors. These sessions allow curious newcomers to gain a first-hand experience of mindfulness meditation. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their practice with an evening [...]

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Course: Pain and Freedom

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Pain and Freedom Finding peace in the midst of pain A six-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Sharon Allen, and Janetti Marotta. February 28 - April 11, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00 pm Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. Life is uncertain and our bodies are vulnerable [...]

$45 – $360
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Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Led by Janetti Marotta Drop-in practice evenings are an opportunity for meditators to practice under the guidance of experienced mindfulness instructors. These sessions allow curious newcomers to gain a first-hand experience of mindfulness meditation. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their [...]

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Course: The Development of Happiness

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A six-week course led by Kim Allen A practical approach to training in happiness. April 25 – May 30, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. The Buddhist path can be viewed as the cultivation of deeper and deeper forms of [...]

$45 – $360

DEVELOP HAPPINESS! – A new Thursday evening course. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Register now for The Development Of Happiness, a new 6-week course in Saratoga. A practical approach to training in happiness. Led by Kimberly Allen. For more information and online registration: https://www.imsb.org/event/the-development-of-happiniess/2019-04-25/

No Weekly Class Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Tonight’s Thursday class is cancelled. Enjoy the summer break. Our regular weekly program will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga.

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Course: Working Skillfully with Anger

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A 6-week workshop on letting go Led by Sharon Allen and Shaila Catherine Thursdays, June 20 - August 8, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00 Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. Anger is a powerful emotion. When unchecked and unexamined, anger has enormous potential to harm [...]

$45 – $360

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Led by Sharon Allen Drop-in practice evenings are an opportunity for meditators to practice under the guidance of experienced mindfulness instructors. These sessions allow curious newcomers to gain a first-hand experience of mindfulness meditation. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their [...]

No Weekly Class Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

No Weekly Class Tonight. Enjoy the summer break. Our Thursday class series will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in [...]

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Focused and Fearless: A Concentration Course

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Cultivating the conditions for deep concentration in the midst of daily life A six-week course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen August 22 - September 26, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. This six-week course is designed to strengthen the [...]

$45 – $360

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Led by Janetti Marotta Drop-in practice evenings are an opportunity for meditators to practice under the guidance of experienced mindfulness instructors. These sessions allow curious newcomers to gain a first-hand experience of mindfulness meditation. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their [...]

No Weekly Class Tonight

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

No weekly class tonight. Enjoy the Autumn break. Our Thursday class series will resume next week. Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in [...]

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Course: Mindfulness Meditation

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

A six-week course taught by Shaila Catherine, Janetti Marotta, and Aishin Leonard. A liberating practice for body and mind. Thursdays, October 17 - December 5, 2019 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period. Living with mindful awareness grounds us in the present moment. [...]

$45 – $360

Weekly Meditation course is CANCELLED for tonight – enjoy the holidays

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Weekly Meditation course is CANCELLED for tonight Classes will resume on January 2nd. Enjoy the holidays! Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups— a drop in sitting group Tuesdays in Mountain View, and a series of classes Thursdays in Saratoga. This group meets every Tuesday evening for a sitting and Dhamma talk in [...]

Let Go! – A new Thursday evening course in Saratoga. Register Now!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Register now for Let Go! A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Dawn Neal, Chris Clifford, Ying Chen, Kim Allen, and Janetti Marotta For more information and online registration: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-let-go/2020-01-16/ https://www.imsb.org/event/course-let-go/2020-01-16/

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Course: Let Go!

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

Let Go! A Buddhist Approach To Breaking Free Of Habits A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Dawn Neal, Chris Clifford, Ying Chen, Kim Allen, and Janetti Marotta Experience the wondrous freedom of release! Thursdays, January 16 – February 20, 2020 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional [...]

$50 – $360

Mindfulness & Meditation – A Drop-In Class

Westhope Presbyterian Church 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA

An Evening for Meditation Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice. Led by Kim Allen Drop-in practice evenings are an opportunity for meditators to practice under the guidance of experienced mindfulness instructors. These sessions allow curious newcomers to gain a first-hand experience of mindfulness meditation. Experienced practitioners will enjoy the opportunity to deepen their [...]

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Online Course: Satipatthana. Mindfulness for Experienced Meditators

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Due to the coronavirus concerns, we have converted our Thursday evening Satipatthana Course into an online format starting March 19. REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.  Satipatthana: Mindfulness for Experienced Meditators An ONLINE 8-week course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen A practical training leading to the final goal. Thursdays, March 5 – April 30, 2020 5:30 [...]

$65 – $440

Satipatthana. Register now for an advanced ONLINE mindfulness course.

Online

Satipatthana: Mindfulness for Experienced Meditators An 8-week ONLINE course led by Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Register Now! Registration will be open for only one week to offer an online meditation course in the face of the coronavirus response. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your meditation practice at home. Register before March 25! For [...]

Famous Buddhist Similes. A new ONLINE course. Introduction to sutta study. Register now!

Online

Learning Through Examples: Images, Illustrations, and Similes in the Discourses of the Buddha Register Now! An ONLINE 6-week course on Thursday evenings with Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen For more information and registration details: https://www.imsb.org/event/course-introducing-the-suttas-through-similes/2020-05-21/ https://www.imsb.org/event/course-introducing-the-suttas-through-similes/2020-05-21/

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ONLINE COURSE: Intro to Sutta Study & Famous Similes

Online

Due to the coronavirus concerns, we have converted our Thursday evening course into an online format starting May 21. Register Now! Scroll for tickets below.  Learning Through Examples: Images, Illustrations, and Similes in the Discourses of the Buddha An ONLINE 6-week Introduction to Sutta Study with Shaila Catherine and Sharon Allen Thursdays, May 21 – [...]

$75 – $390
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Online Course – Finding Balance – with Kim Allen

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Due to the coronavirus concerns, we have converted our Thursday evening course into an online format. We changed the time to enable meditators in other time zones to join us. Register Now! Scroll for tickets below.  Five Doorways to Finding Balance The Spiritual Faculties in Meditation and Life A six-week ONLINE course led by Kim [...]

$125 – $600
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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

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Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600
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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

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Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600
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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

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Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600
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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

Online

Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600
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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

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Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]

$150 – $600
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Online Course – Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness

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Developing Clarity; Discovering Mindfulness A training for living freely and wisely A 6-session ONLINE course with Shaila Catherine and Kim Allen Thursdays, March 18 – May 27, 2021 This course will introduce mindfulness meditation in the context of three primary trainings of the Buddhist path: ethical conduct, mental development, and discerning wisdom.  Instructions and guided meditations will [...]