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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Upcoming events (4+)

Infinite Smile Sangha - in person AND on Zoom

Lafayette Christian Church

Dear Dharma friends,

Yay! We are finally able to meet again in person. Zoom will continue for those unable to attend.

Both zoom and in person will open at 6:50. Come join us to say hello and connect with other participants.

For Zoom access information, please check our website at:
www.infinitesmile.org

At 7:00 our meditation and dharma teacher, Michael McAlister, will begin the evening program.

Michael has studied in Thailand and Nepal and was a monk at the San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm. He is the author of Awake In This Life and has worldwide followers of his podcasts.

Each meeting includes a 15 minutes meet and greet, an introductory talk (by Michael), group silent meditation and longer dharma talk, followed by Q & A.

Thank you for supporting Infinite Smile with a monetary contribution ($15 is the suggested offering per event).
Here's how:
#1: go to our website
www.infinitesmile.org
and press the donate button
#2: mail a check to:
Infinite Smile, PO Box 636, Lafayette, CA 94549
#3 put your offering into the bowl

Our love and appreciation to you all.
The Infinite Smile team

Monday night meetings are held in the sanctuary at
Lafayette Christian Church
584 Glenside Drive, Lafayette, CA

Stay connected to our sangha through our social media platforms:
infiniteSmile.org
Facebook.com/InfiniteSmile
Twitter.com/infinitesmile
Instagram.com/InfiniteSmileSangha

Infinite Smile Sangha - in person AND on Zoom

Lafayette Christian Church

Dear Dharma friends,

Yay! We are finally able to meet again in person. Zoom will continue for those unable to attend.

Both zoom and in person will open at 6:50. Come join us to say hello and connect with other participants.

For Zoom access information, please check our website at:
www.infinitesmile.org

At 7:00 our meditation and dharma teacher, Michael McAlister, will begin the evening program.

Michael has studied in Thailand and Nepal and was a monk at the San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm. He is the author of Awake In This Life and has worldwide followers of his podcasts.

Each meeting includes a 15 minutes meet and greet, an introductory talk (by Michael), group silent meditation and longer dharma talk, followed by Q & A.

Thank you for supporting Infinite Smile with a monetary contribution ($15 is the suggested offering per event).
Here's how:
#1: go to our website
www.infinitesmile.org
and press the donate button
#2: mail a check to:
Infinite Smile, PO Box 636, Lafayette, CA 94549
#3 put your offering into the bowl

Our love and appreciation to you all.
The Infinite Smile team

Monday night meetings are held in the sanctuary at
Lafayette Christian Church
584 Glenside Drive, Lafayette, CA

Stay connected to our sangha through our social media platforms:
infiniteSmile.org
Facebook.com/InfiniteSmile
Twitter.com/infinitesmile
Instagram.com/InfiniteSmileSangha

Infinite Smile Sangha - in person AND on Zoom

Lafayette Christian Church

Dear Dharma friends,

Yay! We are finally able to meet again in person. Zoom will continue for those unable to attend.

Both zoom and in person will open at 6:50. Come join us to say hello and connect with other participants.

For Zoom access information, please check our website at:
www.infinitesmile.org

At 7:00 our meditation and dharma teacher, Michael McAlister, will begin the evening program.

Michael has studied in Thailand and Nepal and was a monk at the San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm. He is the author of Awake In This Life and has worldwide followers of his podcasts.

Each meeting includes a 15 minutes meet and greet, an introductory talk (by Michael), group silent meditation and longer dharma talk, followed by Q & A.

Thank you for supporting Infinite Smile with a monetary contribution ($15 is the suggested offering per event).
Here's how:
#1: go to our website
www.infinitesmile.org
and press the donate button
#2: mail a check to:
Infinite Smile, PO Box 636, Lafayette, CA 94549
#3 put your offering into the bowl

Our love and appreciation to you all.
The Infinite Smile team

Monday night meetings are held in the sanctuary at
Lafayette Christian Church
584 Glenside Drive, Lafayette, CA

Stay connected to our sangha through our social media platforms:
infiniteSmile.org
Facebook.com/InfiniteSmile
Twitter.com/infinitesmile
Instagram.com/InfiniteSmileSangha

Infinite Smile Sangha - in person AND on Zoom

Lafayette Christian Church

Dear Dharma friends,

Yay! We are finally able to meet again in person. Zoom will continue for those unable to attend.

Both zoom and in person will open at 6:50. Come join us to say hello and connect with other participants.

For Zoom access information, please check our website at:
www.infinitesmile.org

At 7:00 our meditation and dharma teacher, Michael McAlister, will begin the evening program.

Michael has studied in Thailand and Nepal and was a monk at the San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm. He is the author of Awake In This Life and has worldwide followers of his podcasts.

Each meeting includes a 15 minutes meet and greet, an introductory talk (by Michael), group silent meditation and longer dharma talk, followed by Q & A.

Thank you for supporting Infinite Smile with a monetary contribution ($15 is the suggested offering per event).
Here's how:
#1: go to our website
www.infinitesmile.org
and press the donate button
#2: mail a check to:
Infinite Smile, PO Box 636, Lafayette, CA 94549
#3 put your offering into the bowl

Our love and appreciation to you all.
The Infinite Smile team

Monday night meetings are held in the sanctuary at
Lafayette Christian Church
584 Glenside Drive, Lafayette, CA

Stay connected to our sangha through our social media platforms:
infiniteSmile.org
Facebook.com/InfiniteSmile
Twitter.com/infinitesmile
Instagram.com/InfiniteSmileSangha

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Infinite Smile Sangha - in person AND on Zoom

Lafayette Christian Church

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