Committed Practice Classes

Committed Practice Classes Resume in January
New Members Welcome
The committed practice groups are an opportunity to bring the practice of insight meditation into all aspects of daily life. It is for those with several months’ meditation experience. Participants register and commit to regular attendance of the meetings.
Requirements: The committed practice groups require one of the following: either a) completion of the Introduction to Meditation Class and the Intermediate Meditation class; or b) three months of regular, preferably daily meditation practice, and a working knowledge of Buddhist concepts. It also implies your intention to practice daily, do the homework, and share your practice in class to the extent that you feel comfortable.
Cost: Committed Practice Groups are offered on a dana
(voluntary donation) basis.
Monday Morning Group meets 8:00 am-9:30 am with Beth Shoyer and Joe McCormack. The class will resume Monday January 21. 
We will be using the book When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Sayadaw U Tenjaniya. Here is a link to the book:
For more information, please Contact Joe McCormack at or Beth Shoyer at
Thursday Evening Group meets 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. The class will resume on January 17.
The class will be led by Armine Alioto. In addition, we are honored to have SMD Teachers Collective Linda Pluschke and Phil Jones adding their insights into the dharma and the practice of mindfulness.
We will be using Mindfulness, A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein for the readings and practice for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. We will have this time to thoughtfully progress through this profound Theravada teaching of the Buddha, which was handed down to us through the Satipatthana Sutta. Explore the dharma of everyday life. Discover the happiness that is always within you.
Here is a link to the book:
For more information about the Thursday Evening Group: Please contact Armine Alioto at


Held in a climate of loving-kindness and safety, Committed Practice groups

are designed to help us deepen our practice of meditation and learn to take the

benefits of the practice off the cushion into every part of our human lives.


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