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The Third Jewel – Creating Sangha
July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
The Buddha said a key part of the dharma path is found in our practice community, our sangha. We see this in monasteries across Asia, where people who practice together, live and work together. And yet as the dharma has come to the west – so often we come to a sit, hear the dharma talk and then jet. This monthly gathering gives us an opportunity to connect to those who we sit with through a series of experiential activities designed to build a deeper sense of intimacy. Come and get to know those who you sit with, who support your practice and dharma path, come and be a part of your sangha!
This is a weekly drop in group. All are welcome.
Devon Cresci has been a dharma practitioner for 16 years. Currently she works part time for Mindful Schools as a guiding teacher for their online classes and full time as a Social Worker in a public high school in San Francisco. There, she teaches mindfulness to both students and staff. She is passionate about bringing these practices into SF public schools. In her summers, she teaches with iBme, on teen mindfulness retreats and assists the Young Adult retreat at Spirit Rock. She is sober and finds the dharma deeply supportive on the path of recovery. Devon identifies as a queer woman and is heartfelt about the power of practice to increase peace and freedom for all.
Anthony “T” Maes is a multiracial— Chicano and white— cis-male who was born and raised in the East Bay. Meditation has been essential to his recovery from alcohol since the age of 19, and he’s been a Theravada dharma practitioner since 2003. “T” is a Community Teacher at East Bay Meditation Center, and a teacher of teen retreats and class series for teens at Spirit Rock and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. He’s completed Commit to Dharma at EBMC, and is currently in Facilitator training with JoAnna and Vinny. He’s also in Steve Hoskinson’s 3-year HEART training, combining dharma with trauma healing. His other main practice is a somatic healing modality that specializes in understanding and healing from the effects of systemic oppression.