About this site

Welcome to this gateway to meditation and the Buddhist path.   Below, you will find my current teaching schedule and special announcements.  Under “Insight Teachings,” I offer recordings of my talks, guided meditations, written meditation help and articles about the dharma. 

You’re invited to connect with me and the community by commenting on blog posts.  You can also use the Contact form to ask me confidential questions about your practice.   

I perform weddings, memorials and other rites of passage, all on a donation basis.  See “In Person” for more details.  Please use the Contact form to let me know how I can help.   Samples of my photography are displayed in the “Galleries.”

This site is dedicated to the well-being of all.

Teaching schedule

Monday Evenings in Oakland  5:15 – 6:30 pm

Unitarian Church, 685 14th St. (at Castro), 3rd Floor Library.  Meditation begins 5:30, discussion 6-6:30, with a brief dharma talk on the first Monday of each month.  This is a welcoming, dana-based group.  We meet every week unless announced here or by email.  To get our emails, ask to be signed up by using Contact.  The building door often closes at 5:40 pm.

 Alameda Sangha  Sundays, 7 – 8:30 pm

Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. (at Park Street).   Two other teachers and I alternate dates leading this welcoming sangha.  For more details, see the Alameda Sangha website .  I’ll be teaching following dates:
                May 24                What’s Wanting in Our Lives
               June 7                  The 4th Heavenly Messenger
                August 2              On the Way to No Self
                August 9              Nothing to Hold or Cling To

East Bay Meditation Center,  Sundays, 6 – 7:30 pm

EBEM (Disabilities) Group, for everyone living with limits, illness or differences.  See www.eastbaymeditation.org for more information.  I’ll be teaching the following dates:    
                June 21
                August 16
                Sept. 6
                Nov. 1

Mid-day, Midweek in Oakland near Alameda

Sitting and discussion every Wednesday at 3-4 pm and Saturday at 11 am – noon, in the community room at Two Mamas Vegan Kitchen, 3700 E. 12th St., Oakland, CA  94601.  Chairs and some zafus are available, and you’re welcome to bring your own meditation equipment.  Although I’m on leave until May 2015, the room is still available for sittings.

All teaching is provided on a dana basis.  Click here for more information about the ancient practice of dana. 

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