Since our last event at Spirit Rock was a success because we were inspired by Jack Kornfield, lets continue being inspired by listening to Philip Moffit.
Are you interested in meditation and don't know where to begin? Spirit Rock's Monday night meditation and dharma talk is a good place to begin. Please kindly keep in mind this meditation is for the new and old meditators... so please join us...
We will meet for dinner at Good Earth in Fairfax followed by an evening meditation, and a dharma talk at Spirit Rock in Woodacre.
About Spirit Rock:
The Monday Night class is now in its 27th year. Monday night serves as an introduction to the practices of awareness and compassion that are the heart of our community. This gathering also offers support and ongoing teachings to committed students. Class is from 7:15 - 9:15 pm.
About Philip Moffit:
At the peak of his career as CEO and Editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine, Phillip Moffitt traded in his worldly aspirations to explore the inner life. He subsequently founded the Life Balance Institute in Northern California which is a non-profit organization devoted to providing training and resources for individuals and executives in how to live a more satisfying, values-based life. Phillip teaches vipassana meditation at retreat centers throughout the United States, leads a weekly meditation class in Marin County, and is Co-Guiding Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He is the author of Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in Everyday Life. His new book, Emotional Chaos to Clarity: How to Live More Skillfully, Make Better Decisions, and Find Purpose in Life.
Please meet us next to the coffee bar/cafe inside Good Earth Grocery Store on Sir Francis Drake at 5:15pm for dinner.
Keep in mind that we need to carpool from Fairfax because parking at Spirit Rock is $10 if there are less than 3 people. If you decide to carpool best place to park for this evening event is along Bolinas Street not in the parking lot of Good Earth Grocery store. There is also parking at the Old Good Earth located at Sir Francis Drake and Clause in Fairfas. Good Earth has generously given the Buddhist community of Spirit Rock to park free at their old facility.
If this is your first time at Spirit Rock, the dharma talk and meditation is free... Cost is usually $8; but no one is turned away if you lack funds.
Thanks for understanding and thanks for your cooperation,
Note: this is a limited attendance RSVP event, so only RSVP if you intend to show up.
No-shows will be removed from the group on this event.
- Yelp Review from Thierry H. San Francisco, CA 10/28/2009
I am not your typical meditation/retreat kind of guy. I do not spend my week-end at Whole Foods, I do not only eat seeds and I do not practice Yoga on a regular basis.
I believe in what I see and touch. It was suggested to me that I should go and check Spirit Rock. I did it out of curiosity.
I just went a couple of weeks ago to find the inner peace buried inside me. I did not have any hopes really but I wanted to be able to say, I went, I tried, it does not work.
Well, I have been back 3 times. I go to the Monday night meditation teaching/practice.
$10 parking if you are not 3 people per car plus $8 Donation. Who would have thought I would one day donate to a meditation center.
Anyway, everyone is nice and relaxed. It is hard to be mad, resentful or in a bad mood going there. It is like you stop the clock and go dig deep inside and get some answers/peace or whatever you are looking for.
I do not know what I am looking for, but I have found a way to decompress from the daily grind.
Gotta try it, it is good. They have all kind of retreats, classes for everyone
- Review from Kimberly K. San Francisco, CA 11/6/2011
Great retreat center up in Marin County - I've gone to several daylongs there in the past year and have enjoyed each of them - they were each a little bit different - one alternated yoga, meditation, and instruction, one alternated sitting meditation, walking meditation, and instruction, one alternated sitting meditation, group interaction, and instruction, and one was almost entirely lecture - but really great teachings. Each one contributed significantly to my personal growth.
I enjoy the variety and appreciate the ability to customize my experience - if you look at their catalog or online website, you can choose an event or retreat related to your interests. They all involve mindfulness or meditation in some way - and some are even eligible for CEU credit for psychologists, counselors, etc.
I haven't had the opportunity to attend a longer overnight retreat here yet, but I have heard great things about them - and I got to take a sneak peek at the facilities one time