An Evening Retreat with Michael Taft
Friday, April 7th
Want to try something really different with your sitting? “Yaza” (night-sit) is the Zen practice of meditating all night long. For Yaza we will begin at 11 pm and finish at 6 am. In between we will do sitting meditation, walking meditation, have a light snack, and drink plenty of caffeine. You will have a unique opportunity to explore your practice from a new perspective, and learn concrete techniques for sitting with extreme tiredness. So come join us for the Yaza and stay the whole night at ATS! You can, of course, leave at any time. Requirements: human body, sense of humor.
Open to all.
Cost: $25-60 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Michael W. Taft is an author, editor, meditation teacher, and neuroscience junkie. He is currently a meditation coach specializing in secular, science-based meditation training in corporate settings and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including the upcoming The Mindful Geek, and Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept, Ego (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and the upcoming The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young. From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has been meditating for over thirty years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist and Hindu practice. Michael is a senior facilitator in Shinzen Young’s Basic Mindfulness system. He currently lives in Berkeley, California, and is founding editor of the popular mindfulness meditation blog Deconstructing Yourself.