Currently Scheduled Events

Insight Meditation Banner POS1) Path of Sincerity Sangha – Insight Meditation & Buddhism

Dates: Every other Monday from 7:00-9:00pm…  6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, etc.
Cost: free/donation
Commitment: no RSVP needed
Location:   The large room on the 1st floor of the Flander’s House – 2926 NE Flanders Street, Portland OR 97232. 

About:

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation, a mindfulness-based style of Buddhist Meditation that aims to take us deeper into a life of love, wisdom and inner freedom. We aspire to build community, explore Buddhist philosophy in a down-to-earth way, and discover the place where our full humanity intersects with a rich spiritual life.

A typical gathering includes around 30 minutes of lightly guided meditation, an interactive talk and discussion. Everything is offered free of charge, though you may make a donation if you feel called to. All meditation experience levels, genders, ethnicities, ages and orientations are welcome!  If you want a more detailed intro of a given week’s theme, sign-up for the mailing list, or check out the Facebook page.

2019 Schedule of Themes We’ll Explore:

1/28 – The Why of Meditation & Spiritual Practice
2/11 – The Buddhist Approach to Anger
2/25 – On Samadhi: The Difference Between Rock Climbing & Meditation
3/11 – The Future Isn’t Real and Rent Is Due on the First
3/25 – Is Faith the New “F” Word?
4/08 – Turning Stupid Awareness into Wise Awareness
4/22 – The Most Radical Teaching in Buddhism
5/06 – The Experience of Awareness
5/20 – Integrating Yoga & Buddhism
6/03 – What Is Meditation? (this is a serious question!)

6/17 – Introducing an 11 Week Exploration of the Spiritual Perfections (Paramis)
7/01 – The What, Why and How of Generosity (Parami #1)
7/15 – The What, Why and How of Ethical Conduct & Integrity (Parami #2)
7/29 – The What, Why and How of Renunciation (Parami #3)
8/12 – The What, Why and How of Wisdom & Discernment (Parami #4)
8/26 – The What, Why and How of Energy & Effort (Parami #5)
9/9 – The What, Why and How of Patience (Parami #6)
9/23 – The What, Why and How of Truthfulness (Parami #7)
10/7 – The What, Why and How of Resolve & Determination (Parami #8)
10/21 – The What, Why and How of Goodwill & Kindness (Parami #9)
11/4 – The What, Why and How of Equanimity (Parami #10)

 

ben-white-_W8jM2LOQkQ-unsplash 2) Overcoming Pain w/ Mindfulness & Meditation

Date: Tuesday, Oct 29, 7-9pm
Cost: donation
Commitment: RSVP required (see below)
Location:   The upstairs community room at the People’s Co-op.  3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland OR 97202.

About:

In this experiential & educational workshop, you will learn how a scientific study showed mindfulness meditation reduced pain symptoms 27-44%, without drugs, and in just a few minutes time. We’ll cover the key mindset shift involved in this approach, as well as the most beneficial ways to apply mindfulness to pain, including three specific techniques:

• Relaxed engagement with pain
• Transforming our reactions to pain
• The healthy pain-break

We’ll also address the difference between meditation and avoidance, and how mindfulness can help us take proactive action (instead of passive resignation). Our focus will largely be on acute & chronic physical pain, but the same principles could also be applied to emotional & mental pain.

Registration:

Due to the priceless nature of these things, this workshop will be offered on donation. Although, due to limited space, an RSVP is required (no drop-ins).

Please confirm your space via Eventbrite.


Ongoing Mindfulness Meditation Teaching

Apart from the above offerings, I regularly teach meditation for The Yoga Space’s 200 and 500hr Teacher Training Programs, a few classes a week at Nike, at both for-profit and non-profit organizations, and also lead a new public workshop in Portland every months or two.


Previously Taught Public Events

Single Day Workshops
Intro to Mindfulness Meditation
Buddhist Social Meditation Workshop
Intuition and Study as Skillful Means on the Buddhist Path
The Building Blocks of Insight Meditation
Touching Emptiness: The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
The Joy of Impermanence
Radical Relaxation – A Journey into Mindfulness
Mindfulness of Emotions – A Path of Integration
2019: The Year of Integrity
Yoga Body, Meditation Mind: Exploring Conscious Embodiment
Experiencing Selflessness: A Daylong Insight Meditation Retreat

Multi-week Courses
When Meditation Meets your Life – A Journey into Mindfulness (4 weeks)
Awakening Joy – The Buddhist Path to Happiness (4 weeks)
The Essence of Insight Meditation (10 weeks)
Merging Love & Wisdom – The Heart of Buddhist Meditation (6 weeks)
Dhamma Everywhere Book Club – (8 Weeks)

One Hours Classes
I’ve led over a hundred classes in secular, yogic and buddhist environments exploring themes like opening the heart, relaxing the mind, working with anxiety, understanding the variety of mindfulness techniques, concentration, deconstructing anger, the nature of distraction, wisdom cultivation, buddhist shadow work and many more.