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Finding Refuge in Sangha
January 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PST
A Daylong Retreat with Devon Cresci and Enrique Collazo
Join with the ATS SF community in taking refuge in Sangha moving into a new year.
It is said that when the Buddha was asked if community was an important part of the spiritual life, the Buddha replied that it was the whole of the spiritual life. As we integrate dharma practices into Western culture this is a piece that is often missing- creating dharma orphans who come and sit together but may not feel connected to those they sit with. If you have been feeling an interest in deepening your practice with community then this daylong is for you. We will be focusing on developing skills that support right living in connection with others. Specifically by developing increased self-awareness, intimacy, compassion, diversity and social justice/engaged Buddhism and ethical decision making.
Please bring a lunch so we can eat as a community.
Open to all.
$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. TO RSVP AS A MONTHLY SUPPORTER, CLICK HERE.
Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.
Cost: $35-75 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Devon Cresci has been a dharma practitioner for 16 years and been teaching mindfulness for 7 years. She has completed ATS Facilitator 2 Training and offers days longs and summer classes at ATS SF. Devon identifies as a queer woman and is heartfelt about the power of practice to increase peace and freedom for all. Currently she works full time as a Social Worker in a public high school in San Francisco. She is passionate about bringing these practices into SF public schools for staff as well as students. In her summers, she teaches retreats with iBme and assists the Young Adult retreat at Spirit Rock. She is sober and finds the dharma deeply supportive on the path of recovery.
Enrique Collazo is a Buddhist meditation teacher trained by Noah Levine and Vinny Ferarro. The majority of the work Enrique does is teaching interpersonal mindfulness to young people. Enrique works for Challenge Day during the school year, and leads emotional intelligence and social skills work shops for thousands of young people each year and teaches mindfulness retreats for young people in the summer.
Enrique also has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, and addiction treatment facilities.