People of Color (POC) Meditation and Dharma Talk
New Group Starting May 25th, 2016!
Liberation from suffering is the ultimate aim of Vipassana practice. In this sitting group for practitioners of color, we will cultivate joy, presence, and wisdom on and off the cushion, with periods of silent meditation, discussions, and dharma teachings. All persons who identify as people of color are invited to attend. This weekly group welcomes both new and experienced practitioners.
No registration necessary, just drop in. By donation.
Victoria Cary has been practicing insight meditation and studying the Dharma since 2006. She is a graduate of the first yearlong Commit2Dharma program taught by Larry Yang at the East Bay Meditation Center, and is currently enrolled in the 2-year Community Dharma Leaders program offered through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She has been the Sangha Coordinator at Will Kabat-Zinn’s Sunday Sangha since it’s inception in March of 2012 and has been leading sitting groups under his guidance since 2013. Victoria holds her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and is particularly interested in the integration of the Dharma in everyday life.
Tara Mulay has been practicing insight meditation for 13 years. Since 2011, she has committed herself to intensive retreat practice and has practiced in both the United States and Myanmar. She has taught meditation courses with Mission Dharma in San Francisco since 2013, and she will complete Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leaders Program in 2017. She has particular experience with and interest in the ability of mindfulness and lovingkindness practices to free the mind of painful patterns. She is of mixed Indian and white heritage and brings her daily life dharma practice to her work as a criminal defense appellate attorney in San Francisco.
This group will meet at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street