Go with the Flow
A Six-week class series with Michael W. Taft.
Tuesdays beginning Oct. 4th
The Buddha said that all things in creation have three “marks” or aspects: impermanence, suffering, and no-self. To profoundly investigate any one of these aspects will lead to insight and liberation. In this six week series with meditation teacher Michael W. Taft, we will go deeply into the aspect of impermanence in mindfulness practice. By investigating the changing nature of each of our senses we can come into contact with impermanence—not as a concept or philosophy—but as it happens moment by moment in our own experience. Touching “flow” in this way has a surprising number of benefits for your daily life, such as increasing behavioral flexibility, opening your heart, and enhancing creativity. With several powerful techniques, you will learn to contact impermanence in your practice, and as we go deeper, even touch into the no-self aspect of sensory experience. While this class is highly recommended for long-term mindfulness practitioners, beginners are also welcome.
Open to all.
Cost: $120 or $100 if paid in advance. There will be an opportunity to offer dana to the teacher at each class (teachers receive a portion of the reg fee and are supported by dana). Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less. Some scholarships and work-study are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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 six-week series will be held at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street 415.695.2864