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Infinite Smile Sangha Weekly Meetup
Infinite Smile sangha welcomes you to meditation and dharma talks led by Michael McAlister, who has studied in Thailand and Nepal and was a monk at the San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch Farm. Michael is the author of Awake in This Life (2008), and people worldwide listen to his podcasts. New and established sitters are welcome. Full schedule and other information is available at: For information on our meditation retreats, please see: Podcasts are available at: or through iTunes at: Thank you for leaving a review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or sign up online for our quarterly newsletter.

Lafayette Christian Church

584 Glenside Drive · Lafayette, CA

What we're about

Infinite Smile Sangha is a non-profit organization (501[c]3) that endeavors to integrate a relevant spirituality with 21st century living. Our mission is to expose ourselves, and others, to spiritual teachings that integrate stillness, wisdom, and compassion into our day-to-day lives. As we walk this path, we intend to embody the transformation that we wish to see in the world through the Zen-inspired, meditative practices that are led and taught by Michael McAlister.

In 2002, we started as a group of people taking Michael’s class on meditation. We initially met at the Community Center in Lafayette, California, but in a short time we noticed that we had evolved into something more than just a collection of meditators. We had become a community of people that were sharing a Path toward an ever deepening stillness, balance, and awareness of ourselves and others. And this community continues to grow at an amazing speed.

Currently Infinite Smile Sangha is enjoying sharing Michael’s teaching with fellow practitioners all over the globe, as the podcasts of his talks are now reaching over 100 different countries.We deeply appreciate the contributions from everyone who has been touched by this teaching. From Podcast listeners around the world, to the people who regularly attend sittings, to the people who simply like what it is that we are doing in relation to Awakening ourselves and each other to Spirit, we humbly offer our thanks. (

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