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Dinner, Meditation and Dharma Talk with Jack Kornfield at Spirit Rock

Are you interested in meditation and don't know where to begin? Please join us for an evening meditation, vegetarian dinner and dharma talk at Spirit Rock in Woodacre with Jack Kornfield and friends?

About Spirit Rock:

The Monday Night class with Jack Kornfield and others is now in its 27th year. Monday night serves as an introduction to the practices of awareness and compassion that are the heart of our community. This gathering also offers support and ongoing teachings to committed students. Class is from 7:15 - 9:15 pm. Dinner, when offered, begins at 6 pm.

About Jack Kornfield:

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is a founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, and is a husband and father. His books include A Path with Heart; Buddha's Little Instruction Book; Teachings of the Buddha; Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; Living Dharma; A Still Forest Pool; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace; and The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology.


http://www.spiritrock.org

Please meet us in front of the Old Good Earth Grocery Store on 1966 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax at 5:30pm/ Sir Francis Drake and Claus)..next to Rhino Gas Station.We will be waiting between 5:30pm - 5:45pm. We need to carpool because if there are more than 3 people per car, parking at Spirit Rock is free. If you decide not to carpool, parking is $10 at Spirit Rock.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Sir+Francis+Drake+Blvd+%26+Claus+Dr,+Fairfax,+CA&hl=en&sll=37.987426,-122.589508&sspn=0.009183,0.021136&t=w&hnear=Sir+Francis+Drake+Blvd+%26+Claus+Dr,+F...

We will have dinner at Spirit Rock at 6pm followed by meditation and dharma talk. at 7:15pm. If you will be late please let me know so we can save you a seat. Jack Kornfield is in great demand. Seating is tight; however, we are more than happy to accomodate you.

Please note:

If this is your first time at Spirit Rock, the dharma talk and meditation is free... Cost is usually $8; but no one is turned away if you lack funds.

Thanks for understanding and thanks for your cooperation,

Jocee

 

Note: this is a limited attendance RSVP event, so only RSVP if you intend to show up.

No-shows will be removed from the group on this event.

 

  • Yelp Review from Thierry H. San Francisco, CA 10/28/2009

    I am not your typical meditation/retreat kind of guy. I do not spend my week-end at Whole Foods, I do not only eat seeds and I do not practice Yoga on a regular basis.

    I believe in what I see and touch. It was suggested to me that I should go and check Spirit Rock. I did it out of curiosity.
    I just went a couple of weeks ago to find the inner peace buried inside me. I did not have any hopes really but I wanted to be able to say, I went, I tried, it does not work.

    Well, I have been back 3 times. I go to the Monday night meditation teaching/practice.
    $10 parking if you are not 3 people per car plus $8 Donation. Who would have thought I would one day donate to a meditation center.

    Anyway, everyone is nice and relaxed. It is hard to be mad, resentful or in a bad mood going there. It is like you stop the clock and go dig deep inside and get some answers/peace or whatever you are looking for.

    I do not know what I am looking for, but I have found a way to decompress from the daily grind.

    Gotta try it, it is good. They have all kind of retreats, classes for everyone

 

  • Review from Kimberly K. San Francisco, CA 11/6/2011

    Great retreat center up in Marin County - I've gone to several daylongs there in the past year and have enjoyed each of them - they were each a little bit different - one alternated yoga, meditation, and instruction, one alternated sitting meditation, walking meditation, and instruction, one alternated sitting meditation, group interaction, and instruction, and one was almost entirely lecture - but really great teachings.  Each one contributed significantly to my personal growth.  

    I enjoy the variety and appreciate the ability to customize my experience - if you look at their catalog or online website, you can choose an event or retreat related to your interests.  They all involve mindfulness or meditation in some way - and some are even eligible for CEU credit for psychologists, counselors, etc.

    I haven't had the opportunity to attend a longer overnight retreat here yet, but I have heard great things about them - and I got to take a sneak peek at the facilities one time

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for coming everyone.. It was a beautiful night.. Hope to do this event again.. I certainly and will always love listening to Jack Kornfield. He's very inspiring...

    April 9, 2013

  • Kathleen P.

    So sorry to have missed this Jocee. I hope you got my email earlier
    All yesterday, no power due to tree falling here. I had no internet or phone---awful!

    April 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Next time Kathleen!

      April 9, 2013

  • Melanie (.

    I discovered a place that they have recordings of the Mon and Wed talks. This is a link to where you can get last nights talk and others by Jack. http://s.r.dharmaseed.org/teacher/85/

    Also on the web page for spirit rock there are carpool info from several cities that may help .

    April 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for sharing Melanie...

      April 9, 2013

  • joni h.

    So sorry to have missed this, too. Hope you got my message, Jocee.

    April 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem Joni.take care

      April 9, 2013

  • Melanie (.

    Thanks Jocee for hosting this, you are awesome! I had always wanted to go there to check it out. Sometimes doing things in a group helps one to make the move. I am differently going back (hopefully on a semi regular basis). If others are interested in going again, lets coordinate (carpooling to save $).

    April 9, 2013

  • Melanie (.

    looking forward to this - hitting the road now in case of traffic

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good Melanie..

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward meeting you this evening.

    Namaste,

    Jocee

    April 8, 2013

  • Veronica

    I need to cancel for tonight. Sorry. Just too much work to do.

    April 8, 2013

  • Kathleen P.

    I have done yoga for years but have trouble meditating, so this sounds like a good start! I've heard it's a wonderful place.

    March 5, 2013

  • cobb b.

    I've been a member of Unity Church for about 5 years but have never been to Spirit Rock!

    February 25, 2013

  • James T.

    Sail through life...

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK, I'm confused (not unusual for me). I love Spirit Rock ... but ... um ... what does this have to do with "Sailing?"

    February 24, 2013

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