A Day of Practice with Gene Lushtak

June 25th


2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA


The Buddha taught that everything is impermanent. Experience is always changing and evolving. We can never know what will arise at any given moment. What ultimately matters is the quality with which we meet our experience. In this daylong we will make room for exactly that. By co-creating a sacred space, we can discover what it is to practice rather than try to practice.

The day will be structured with alternating periods of sitting, walking, and instruction, with an opportunity for some participants to sign up to have private 15 minute discussions about their practice with Gene.

Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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Gene Lushtak has been practicing meditation for nearly 20 years. Inspired by his experiences with multiple month-long retreats, he moved to Thailand to ordain as a monk in 2004. Since returning to the U.S., Gene has continually explored how to integrate the teachings into ordinary, daily life. He completed Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Training and taught mindfulness in grade schools as part of InnerKids in Los Angeles. He has led numerous ongoing meditation groups, and currently teaches with Against the Stream and Mindful Schools. He is certified in Somatic Experiencing – a therapeutic modality that emphasizes nervous system regulation. Gene co-leads our Monday night group and has been teaching in our sangha for the last 10 years.

This daylong retreat will be held at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street 415.695.2864