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Michael W. Taft

is a meditation teacher, bestselling author, and neuroscience junkie. As a mindfulness coach, he specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in groups, corporate settings, and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Mindful Geek, as well as the editor of such classics as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young.

He regularly teaches meditation at Google, is core faculty at Wisdom Labs, and worked on curriculum development for SIYLI. Michael is also a featured teacher on the Simple Habit app, and an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab. He was previously editor-in-chief of Being Human, and was the long-time editorial director of Sounds True.

From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has been meditating for over thirty five years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist Vipassana and Hindu Tantric practice. Michael is a senior facilitator in Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness system, and is a teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He currently lives in Oakland, California, and is founding editor of the iconoclastic mindfulness meditation blog Deconstructing Yourself.

 

Upcoming Events

December 2017

Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

December 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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January 2018

Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

January 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

January 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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February 2018

Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

February 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

February 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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March 2018

Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

March 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

March 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

March 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

March 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

March 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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April 2018

Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

April 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

April 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

April 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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May 2018

Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

May 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

May 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

May 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Michael Taft

May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2018

San Francisco Center, 2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Weekly meditation with Michael Taft. This class is open to all and no registration is necessary. By donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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