A Half-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat for People of Color

A Half-Day Retreat with Victoria Cary and Tara Mulay
Saturday, May 20, 2017
San Francisco


During this half-day mindfulness meditation retreat, we will cultivate self-compassion as the necessary ground for practice.  Looking at our internal and external landscapes, we will explore how to create a safe container for deepening the practice.  Meditation guidance will emphasize the form and function of our posture, sanghas and wider communities in creating safety and tranquility.  Sitting and walking meditation instructions will be provided throughout, and we will explore integrating our practice into our full lives: at home, work, retreat centers, outdoors.  Self-identified people of color practitioners of all experience levels are welcome.  The day will be held in noble silence.  Please bring a snack or lunch to be eaten during a midday break period.

Open to all self-identified people of color. 

Cost: Sliding Scale: $25-60 and the offering of Dana to the teacher.

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Tara Mulay has been a practitioner of insight meditation since 2003 and has undertaken intensive retreat practice periods in the United States and Myanmar.  She is a current participant in Insight Meditation Society’s four-year retreat teacher training program and a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leader’s Program.  She leads meditation sitting groups and classes in the Bay Area, and in May 2016 she co-founded the San Francisco People of Color Insight Meditation Group.  She combines a deep love of classical Buddhist practice and study with a focus on bringing the practice alive in modern daily life.

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 a graduate of 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.

This class series will be held at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street 415.695.2864