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Pristine Mind meditation is a simple and powerful style of meditation that helps people live life more fully and find unconditional happiness.

Founded by Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, our warm and welcoming organization, Pristine Mind Foundation, has a vibrant community in the Bay Area. We encourage people of all levels of meditation experience – from beginners to advanced – to join us. You will benefit from becoming more mindful and creating new connections with like-minded people.

Rinpoche teaches programs to help start or strengthen your meditation practice, including:

· Regularly held meditation programs in San Rafael.

· Weekend long programs and retreats in the Bay Area and throughout the world.

· Online workshops and live streaming events.

A highly-trained meditation master, Rinpoche is also the author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness (2016). This book has helped thousands of people attain peace and inner happiness and is a great way to learn about Pristine Mind meditation more deeply.

If you would like to join us or learn more about our organization, programs and events, please visit http://www.pristinemind.org .

Upcoming events (1)

April 28th Meditation Teaching & Practice

St Vincents School-Boys


Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will be leading a meditation teaching and practice on Sunday April 28th, 2018 from 10am to 12pm. This morning program will include teachings and guided meditation and is appropriate for all levels. These popular meditation programs help us understand how to live with less stress, improve our relationships, and enjoy life more fully through meditation. This is a wonderful chance to learn about meditation and to have an opportunity to deepen our practice together in a supportive community. Program Price $20. We do not turn people away due to lack of funds. Check or cash are accepted at the door. For more information or to register online, visit: https://pristinemind.org/programs/1358/april-28th-meditation-teaching-practice/ We will provide folding chairs and we encourage people to bring their own pillow, cushion, or mat. We ask that you commit to attending the entire day to get the most out of the program. Directions to St. Vincent's School can be found here: http://pristinemind.org/st-vincents-directions/

Past events (25)

March 31st Meditation Teaching & Practice

St Vincents School-Boys


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