Build Your Concentration
A Daylong Retreat with Michael Taft
Saturday, August 13th
2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA
The Buddha described concentration as one of the pillars of the meditative path. Yet too often we expect concentration to just grow on its own somehow. Neuroscience experiments have shown that concentration is a skill that can be cultivated on purpose. In this foundational daylong retreat, Michael W. Taft teaches you the time-tested methods to build your concentration—and dramatically increase the power, effectiveness, and heart of your meditation practice. Open to all.
Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Michael W. Taft is an author, editor, meditation teacher, and neuroscience junkie. He is currently a meditation coach specializing in secular, science-based meditation training in corporate settings and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including the upcoming The Mindful Geek, and Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept, Ego (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and the upcoming The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young. From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has been meditating for over thirty years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist and Hindu practice. Michael is a senior facilitator in Shinzen Young’s Basic Mindfulness system. He currently lives in Berkeley, California, and is founding editor of the popular mindfulness meditation blog Deconstructing Yourself.
This daylong retreat will be held at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street 415.695.2864