People of Color (POC) Meditation and Dharma Talk

Every Wednesday



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 a practitioner of insight meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 2003 and has completed many long retreat practice periods in the United States and Myanmar.  She will graduate from Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leader’s Program in April 2017 and enter Insight Meditation Society’s four-year retreat teacher training program in the summer of 2017.  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.  Her teachings spring from a deep love of classical Buddhist practice and a joy in experiencing its liberating potential.

This group will meet at Against the Stream San Francisco
2701 Folsom Street