My name is Shannon. I have thirty years of experience as a drummer, and am a certified mindfulness meditation coach in the shamatha tradition. My unique workshops combine mindfulness meditation and drumming in an interactive, small-group context.
Mindfulness meditation normally uses the breath as the object of attention. My workshops teach the principles of mindfulness using simple drumming rhythms in four parts. In this way, you develop moment-to-moment mindfulness while simultaneously expanding your awareness to include the entire the drumming ensemble. My workshops give new resonance to the notion of meditation in action.
You will practice mindfulness in a social context that will deepen and expand your understanding of the practice, and take it off the cushion and into your life. You will relate to others with a greater awareness and appreciation for your connection and interdependence.
For a limited time, my workshops are free. Sign up for my next class now as attendance is limited to only four participants each, plus myself.
About the Instructor Shannon O'Brien is a certified mindfulness meditation coach and experienced drummer. He has written and performed for Redmoon Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Company and Geoffry Ballet. He has also performed with The Lion King, CUBE Ensemble and other touring Disney shows.
He currently writes and records as Tiger Milk Imports and performs with multiple San Diego and Los Angeles musicians.