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The facilitated class utilizes the material in the 6 CD Set "The Inner Art of Meditation (Meditation for Beginners)

From the description:

Meditation is not a means of self-improvement. It is a way of discovering the truth and relating to it with compassion and honesty. Awaken to a richer spiritual life with The Inner Art of Meditation, a comprehensive six-CD study course about vipassana (or insight) meditation from Jack Kornfield. Of the two major schools of meditation, this is the one that teaches you the art of creating a foundation of awareness in your daily life. Zen monks draw from these same principles in their practice.

This is how to become fully mindful in your life—aware of your inseparability with all things and fully conscious that your actions in the moment create the patterns in your life. Distilled from a five-week workshop, this complete course offers more than seven hours of intensive, personal instruction from this respected meditation teacher and clinical psychologist.”

All classes will be held on Saturday mornings 10:00 am - 11:30 am.  See directions to center. If you have missed a session, you can click on title of each Discussion Topic to read more.  Please review the Guidelines for Mindful Dialogue as ta framework for discussions.

As an introduction to several of the fundamental terms used in the teachings, Joseph Goldstein describes consciousness, mindfulness/awareness, and wisdom in the talk Clarification of Terms.


Seating is limited. After registering you'll receive weekly emails containing class information and other announcements.

Following a 2,500 year tradition known as Dana, the teachings and meditation sessions represented on this website are offered on a generosity (dana) basis.  No one will be denied because they cannot pay. We are encouraging members to pay what their budget and hearts of generosity allow, and/or to sign up for monthly giving on our Donations page.

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1 10/17/15 Meditation Instructions and Four Foundations of Mindfulness Irene Folk
2 10/24/15 The Eight-Fold Path David Hanson
3 10/31/15 Relating to the Direct Experience Alby Quinlan
4 11/7/15 The Hindrances Paul Siboroski
5 11/14/15 Integrating Meditation into your Life Katherine Becker
6 11/21/15 Wrap Up and LovingKindness Jeff Maloney
7 12/5/15 Overview of the Meditation Practice Irene Folk
8 12/12/15 Jack Kornfield “Who Am I: The Question of Identity” Irene Folk