Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality -Thich Nhat Hanh
You are invited to join us and experience the gift of meditation for inner peace, well-being and joyous living!
Meditation and Awareness Exploration
Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
In Forma Studio on 23a Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563
Living Radiance is a group gathering dedicated to the introduction, development and deepening of mediation and to the exploration of nondual awareness in everyday life.
For more information about this group gathering or to inquire about forming a group with my support please contact me directly.
In keeping with the ancient tradition of dana, the event is offered on a donation basis.
Dana (pronounced dah-na) is a Pali term that refers to generosity. The practice of generosity dates back to the days of the Buddha who taught of generosity as one of the most essential aspects of spiritual life and practice. By giving freely, without any expectation, we expand our capacity for letting go and not attaching to outcomes. Through this simple yet at times challenging practice, we realize the disconnectedness of all phenomena and we are able to see and experience the deep impact that giving can have on us and those who we touch with it.
Resting, and directly exploring our experience through meditation and awareness practice, allows us to see more clearly the conditioned experiences that challenge us, and most importantly, reconnect to our natural state of unbounded openness: pure awareness.
Living Radiance then is a portal through which we can rediscover our true nature of pure awareness and begin to integrate its wisdom and insight into our everyday living.
The support and guidance offered through Living Radiance is derived by my direct experience and practice of Zen (more specifically Ch’an Buddhism – the original form of Zen), Vipassana (Insight Meditation), Tibetan Buddhism, Dozgchen, Mahamudra, Madhyamaka, and the nondual wisdom arising from these traditions.
The current group is the result of an ongoing process started in 2010 when, after more than a decade of dedicated spiritual practice and study, I was moved by the desire to share the invaluable impact and insight of meditative practices and nondual wisdom in my life. This process was also supported and encouraged of my teacher Peter Fenner.
I’d like to thank all of you who with your dedication, participation and support make this gathering possible.
My infinite gratitude for the blessing of Dharma and meditation guidance goes to Peter Fenner (in the Vajrayana and nondual wisdom traditions), Jian Hu Shifu (in the Ch’an (Zen) tradition) and Anam Thubten Rinpoche (in the Vajrayana tradition). I also owe much gratitude to the other Western and Eastern teachers I’ve had the blessing to study with, namely: Ken Bradford, Rupert Spira, James Baraz, Jack Kornfield, Popa Robjan Rinpoche and Trudy Goodman.