What we're about

We're a group of people practicing Full Presence Mindfulness together. Full Presence Mindfulness is about opening up a new world view--a new vision of what it means to be alive. Instead of seeking out new experiences, we're learning to experience differently.

Full Presence Mindfulness (aka FPM) is an approach to mindfulness that examines the underlying structures of experience with a non-dual understanding. It can be practiced in every moment. By exploring what is going on in each moment — starting with breathing, hearing, and seeing — we can open into a world without self-imposed boundaries or limitations.

FPM grows out of teachings developed for the modern world by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. In 1977, he presented a new vision of reality, known as the Time Space Knowledge Vision, which is secular and highly experiential. As he wrote, its goal was “the liberation of the modern mind.”

Our gatherings range from casual social gatherings and open sits, to formal 8-week classes; intensive week-long retreats; and advanced modules and teacher trainings. We also integrate our mindfulness practice with other areas of interests, including mindful poetry workshops, photo displays, yoga practice, and outdoor activities. The beauty of Full Presence Mindfulness is that it can be combined with any activity, because every moment offers a chance to be fully present.

Who should join? Anyone who is curious to explore their own mind and experience with a close-knit group of fellow knowledge-seekers!

Upcoming events (5)

Humans Being: A Peer-Led Meditation Circle

Mangalam Center

Want a relaxed, inclusive space to explore what meditation and mindfulness are about? We invite you to practice in a peer-led circle where we openly explore a full range of experience. Practicing in circle provides a supportive space to cultivate curiosity about your own mind and act more fully in accord with your own values and concerns. The Form: Practitioners will settle and be given the opportunity to check in, sharing where their mind is at lately to fully arrive in the space with each other. There will then be a meditation practice of about 25 minutes. We will close with the option to share what came up for us or ask questions to the circle afterward. Each week, a different community member from our Mindful Living resident program will facilitate the meditation with their own personal flavor. Regular attendees may be invited to also lead. About the practice and teachers: We will be practicing with an approach called Full Presence Mindfulness, an all-inclusive approach to understanding our minds and the world we live in. We will offer an undisturbed and supportive space to investigate, and you will learn a way to act more fully in accord with your own values and concerns. Full Presence grows out of teachings developed for the West by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. Jack Petranker, a close student of Tarthang Tulku, developed Full Presence Mindfulness starting in 2014. Jack has over 40 years of experience teaching meditation, mindfulness, and explorations in consciousness after his career in academia and law. This group was initiated by Adrian Roman, who has been studying Full Presence with Jack Petranker since 2017. In addition to the Full Presence Mindfulness, Adrian is trained in inclusive facilitation and has been practicing meditation since 2014. Logistics: Participation in the practice group is offered for no fee, in order to make them available to the widest possible audience. Donations accepted. No need to register, walk ins are welcome Address - Mangalam Center - 2018 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704

Humans Being: A Peer-Led Meditation Circle

Mangalam Center

Want a relaxed, inclusive space to explore what meditation and mindfulness are about? We invite you to practice in a peer-led circle where we openly explore a full range of experience. Practicing in circle provides a supportive space to cultivate curiosity about your own mind and act more fully in accord with your own values and concerns. The Form: Practitioners will settle and be given the opportunity to check in, sharing where their mind is at lately to fully arrive in the space with each other. There will then be a meditation practice of about 25 minutes. We will close with the option to share what came up for us or ask questions to the circle afterward. Each week, a different community member from our Mindful Living resident program will facilitate the meditation with their own personal flavor. Regular attendees may be invited to also lead. About the practice and teachers: We will be practicing with an approach called Full Presence Mindfulness, an all-inclusive approach to understanding our minds and the world we live in. We will offer an undisturbed and supportive space to investigate, and you will learn a way to act more fully in accord with your own values and concerns. Full Presence grows out of teachings developed for the West by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. Jack Petranker, a close student of Tarthang Tulku, developed Full Presence Mindfulness starting in 2014. Jack has over 40 years of experience teaching meditation, mindfulness, and explorations in consciousness after his career in academia and law. This group was initiated by Adrian Roman, who has been studying Full Presence with Jack Petranker since 2017. In addition to the Full Presence Mindfulness, Adrian is trained in inclusive facilitation and has been practicing meditation since 2014. Logistics: Participation in the practice group is offered for no fee, in order to make them available to the widest possible audience. Donations accepted. No need to register, walk ins are welcome Address - Mangalam Center - 2018 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704

Humans Being: A Peer-Led Meditation Circle

Mangalam Center

Want a relaxed, inclusive space to explore what meditation and mindfulness are about? We invite you to practice in a peer-led circle where we openly explore a full range of experience. Practicing in circle provides a supportive space to cultivate curiosity about your own mind and act more fully in accord with your own values and concerns. The Form: Practitioners will settle and be given the opportunity to check in, sharing where their mind is at lately to fully arrive in the space with each other. There will then be a meditation practice of about 25 minutes. We will close with the option to share what came up for us or ask questions to the circle afterward. Each week, a different community member from our Mindful Living resident program will facilitate the meditation with their own personal flavor. Regular attendees may be invited to also lead. About the practice and teachers: We will be practicing with an approach called Full Presence Mindfulness, an all-inclusive approach to understanding our minds and the world we live in. We will offer an undisturbed and supportive space to investigate, and you will learn a way to act more fully in accord with your own values and concerns. Full Presence grows out of teachings developed for the West by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. Jack Petranker, a close student of Tarthang Tulku, developed Full Presence Mindfulness starting in 2014. Jack has over 40 years of experience teaching meditation, mindfulness, and explorations in consciousness after his career in academia and law. This group was initiated by Adrian Roman, who has been studying Full Presence with Jack Petranker since 2017. In addition to the Full Presence Mindfulness, Adrian is trained in inclusive facilitation and has been practicing meditation since 2014. Logistics: Participation in the practice group is offered for no fee, in order to make them available to the widest possible audience. Donations accepted. No need to register, walk ins are welcome Address - Mangalam Center - 2018 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704

Humans Being: A Peer-Led Meditation Circle

Mangalam Center

Want a relaxed, inclusive space to explore what meditation and mindfulness are about? We invite you to practice in a peer-led circle where we openly explore a full range of experience. Practicing in circle provides a supportive space to cultivate curiosity about your own mind and act more fully in accord with your own values and concerns. The Form: Practitioners will settle and be given the opportunity to check in, sharing where their mind is at lately to fully arrive in the space with each other. There will then be a meditation practice of about 25 minutes. We will close with the option to share what came up for us or ask questions to the circle afterward. Each week, a different community member from our Mindful Living resident program will facilitate the meditation with their own personal flavor. Regular attendees may be invited to also lead. About the practice and teachers: We will be practicing with an approach called Full Presence Mindfulness, an all-inclusive approach to understanding our minds and the world we live in. We will offer an undisturbed and supportive space to investigate, and you will learn a way to act more fully in accord with your own values and concerns. Full Presence grows out of teachings developed for the West by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. Jack Petranker, a close student of Tarthang Tulku, developed Full Presence Mindfulness starting in 2014. Jack has over 40 years of experience teaching meditation, mindfulness, and explorations in consciousness after his career in academia and law. This group was initiated by Adrian Roman, who has been studying Full Presence with Jack Petranker since 2017. In addition to the Full Presence Mindfulness, Adrian is trained in inclusive facilitation and has been practicing meditation since 2014. Logistics: Participation in the practice group is offered for no fee, in order to make them available to the widest possible audience. Donations accepted. No need to register, walk ins are welcome Address - Mangalam Center - 2018 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704

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Humans Being: A Peer-Led Meditation Circle

Mangalam Center

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