What we're about

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation, a mindfulness-based style of Buddhist Meditation that aims to take us deeper into a life of love, wisdom and genuine happiness. We aspire to build community, explore Buddhist philosophy in a down-to-earth way, and discover the place where our full humanity intersects with a rich spiritual life.

A typical gathering includes around 30 minutes of lightly guided meditation, an interactive talk and discussion. Everything is offered free of charge, though you may make a donation if you feel called to. All meditation experience levels, genders, ethnicities, ages and orientations are welcome!

About the Facilitator:

A former Theravadan Buddhist monk, David Sudar is passionate about practicing & offering the dharma in a way that’s earthy, heartful and rooted in the real possibility of awakening. He currently works in Portland, Oregon as a Dharma Mentor & Meditation Teacher – he teaches at Nike, Yoga Teacher Training programs, Buddhist groups, and leads workshops at a variety of venues.

David completed an intensive 21 month Vipassana meditation retreat in Myanmar with his core teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and continues to spend 1-2 months a year on silent retreat. He also draws upon his studies of Zen Buddhism, Classical Yoga, Somatic Psychotherapy, real life relationships, and over four years spent across 25+ countries.

For more information, please visit his website: pathofsincerity.com (http://pathofsincerity.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Ui4r4pO9jUOke1DL8RDKYRFGoTcGieZdTxOwuyJbTnBoQRfO012DRR_A)

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Daily Morning Meditation w/ Community Discussion

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We've gathered every single day March 2020 for morning meditation — usually about 15 to 20 people come. You're welcome to join us for as little or as long as you like, whether that's 5 minutes or the whole hour. Pop in or out as works for you. Message me for the password.

Morning Flow (Mon-Sat)
8:00 – 8:10am — a short dharma talk / reading / reflection
8:10 – 8:45am — silent meditation
8:45 – 9:00am — community discussion

On Sundays, we take a break from 8:45-8:50, and then have a longer discussion until 10am. On Sat, Sun and Mon, there is also optional chanting from 7:30 to 7:55am

Logistical Info

Time: Every Morning, 8am – 9am PT
Cost: Donation / Gift Economy
Commitment: no RSVP needed; just show up!
Location: Virtual via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/370125244
Zoom Password: message me and I'll share with you the password.

Frequent Questions:

You are welcome to have your camera on or off. Feel free to participate to your comfort/interest level.

The reading or reflection is typically from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, though as the meditation is in silence, you are welcome to practice whatever method you like. You do not need to be Buddhist.

About the Facilitators:

Most weeks, David Sudar hosts Tuesday through Friday, and Asher Wallis hosts Saturday through Monday.

David is a former Buddhist monk, who completed an intensive 21-month Vipassana Meditation retreat in Myanmar with his core teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He currently works as a Buddhist & meditation teacher for the 10% Happier app, Pause Meditation, and the Path of Sincerity Sangha. Visit www.pathofsincerity.com for more info.

Asher is a long-time Buddhist practitioner, who has spent a big chunk of every year for the past 15 years on silent meditation retreat. He is particularly interested in the Early Buddhist discourses (suttas). He works as a grief counselor in private practice and leads various Buddhist/meditation groups several evenings a week. Visit www.invitingtheconversation.com/events for more info.

Daily Morning Meditation w/ Discussion (on Zoom)

Link visible for attendees

We've gathered every single day March 2020 for morning meditation — usually, about 15 to 20 people come. You're welcome to join us for as little or as long as you like, whether that's 5 minutes or the whole hour. Pop in or out as works for you. Message me for the password.

Morning Flow (Mon-Sat)
8:00 – 8:10am — a short dharma talk / reading / reflection
8:10 – 8:45am — silent meditation
8:45 – 9:00am — community discussion

On Sundays, we take a break from 8:45-8:50, and then have a longer discussion until 10am. On Sat, Sun and Mon, there is also optional chanting from 7:30 to 7:55am

Logistical Info
Time: Every Morning, 8am – 9am PT
Cost: Donation / Gift Economy
Commitment: no RSVP needed; just show up!
Location: Virtual via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/370125244
Zoom Password: message me and I'll share with you the password.

Frequent Questions:

You are welcome to have your camera on or off. Feel free to participate to your comfort/interest level.

The reading or reflection is typically from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, though as the meditation is in silence, you are welcome to practice whatever method you like. You do not need to be Buddhist.

About the Facilitators:

David Sudar hosts Tuesday through Friday, and Asher Wallis hosts Saturday through Monday.

David is a former Buddhist monk, who completed an intensive 21-month Vipassana Meditation retreat in Myanmar with his core teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He currently works as a Buddhist & meditation teacher for the 10% Happier app, Pause Meditation, and the Path of Sincerity Sangha. Visit www.pathofsincerity.com for more info.

Asher is a long-time Buddhist practitioner, who has spent a big chunk of every year for the past 15 years on silent meditation retreat. He is particularly interested in the Early Buddhist discourses (suttas). He works as a grief counselor in private practice and leads various Buddhist/meditation groups several evenings a week. Visit www.invitingtheconversation.com/events for more info.

Daily Morning Meditation w/ Community Discussion

Link visible for attendees

We've gathered every single day March 2020 for morning meditation — usually about 15 to 20 people come. You're welcome to join us for as little or as long as you like, whether that's 5 minutes or the whole hour. Pop in or out as works for you. Message me for the password.

Morning Flow (Mon-Sat)
8:00 – 8:10am — a short dharma talk / reading / reflection
8:10 – 8:45am — silent meditation
8:45 – 9:00am — community discussion

On Sundays, we take a break from 8:45-8:50, and then have a longer discussion until 10am. On Sat, Sun and Mon, there is also optional chanting from 7:30 to 7:55am

Logistical Info

Time: Every Morning, 8am – 9am PT
Cost: Donation / Gift Economy
Commitment: no RSVP needed; just show up!
Location: Virtual via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/370125244
Zoom Password: message me and I'll share with you the password.

Frequent Questions:

You are welcome to have your camera on or off. Feel free to participate to your comfort/interest level.

The reading or reflection is typically from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, though as the meditation is in silence, you are welcome to practice whatever method you like. You do not need to be Buddhist.

About the Facilitators:

Most weeks, David Sudar hosts Tuesday through Friday, and Asher Wallis hosts Saturday through Monday.

David is a former Buddhist monk, who completed an intensive 21-month Vipassana Meditation retreat in Myanmar with his core teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He currently works as a Buddhist & meditation teacher for the 10% Happier app, Pause Meditation, and the Path of Sincerity Sangha. Visit www.pathofsincerity.com for more info.

Asher is a long-time Buddhist practitioner, who has spent a big chunk of every year for the past 15 years on silent meditation retreat. He is particularly interested in the Early Buddhist discourses (suttas). He works as a grief counselor in private practice and leads various Buddhist/meditation groups several evenings a week. Visit www.invitingtheconversation.com/events for more info.

Daily Morning Meditation w/ Discussion (on Zoom)

Link visible for attendees

We've gathered every single day March 2020 for morning meditation — usually, about 15 to 20 people come. You're welcome to join us for as little or as long as you like, whether that's 5 minutes or the whole hour. Pop in or out as works for you. Message me for the password.

Morning Flow (Mon-Sat)
8:00 – 8:10am — a short dharma talk / reading / reflection
8:10 – 8:45am — silent meditation
8:45 – 9:00am — community discussion

On Sundays, we take a break from 8:45-8:50, and then have a longer discussion until 10am. On Sat, Sun and Mon, there is also optional chanting from 7:30 to 7:55am

Logistical Info
Time: Every Morning, 8am – 9am PT
Cost: Donation / Gift Economy
Commitment: no RSVP needed; just show up!
Location: Virtual via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/370125244
Zoom Password: message me and I'll share with you the password.

Frequent Questions:

You are welcome to have your camera on or off. Feel free to participate to your comfort/interest level.

The reading or reflection is typically from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, though as the meditation is in silence, you are welcome to practice whatever method you like. You do not need to be Buddhist.

About the Facilitators:

David Sudar hosts Tuesday through Friday, and Asher Wallis hosts Saturday through Monday.

David is a former Buddhist monk, who completed an intensive 21-month Vipassana Meditation retreat in Myanmar with his core teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He currently works as a Buddhist & meditation teacher for the 10% Happier app, Pause Meditation, and the Path of Sincerity Sangha. Visit www.pathofsincerity.com for more info.

Asher is a long-time Buddhist practitioner, who has spent a big chunk of every year for the past 15 years on silent meditation retreat. He is particularly interested in the Early Buddhist discourses (suttas). He works as a grief counselor in private practice and leads various Buddhist/meditation groups several evenings a week. Visit www.invitingtheconversation.com/events for more info.

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