Committed Practice Classes

Committed Practice Classes Resume in June

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 June 11 and will continue until July 9.
We are using the book Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators by Guy Armstrong. For more information, please Contact Joe McCormack at metta41856@gmail.com or Beth Shoyer at beth.shoyer@gmail.com
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Thursday Evening Group meets 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. The class will start on June 7 and continue until July 26.
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 this summer as well as next Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. We will have a year 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. We will spend eight weeks this summer mindfully investigating the body by bringing attention and awareness to breathing, body positions, our actions, and physical bodies.
For more information about the Thursday Evening Group: Please contact Armine Alioto at ArmineAnnAlioto@gmail.com

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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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