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Meditation

Gary Gach, Mindfulness Fellowship | Plum Village


30 minutes, each. Last year, on my own initiative, I facilitated meditation prior to each day's conference; over a dozen people showed up each morning. Before Day One's events : 20-minute guided meditation on full awareness of breathing Day Two : 20-minute walking meditation on the grounds of Fort Mason (the Meadow, or along the pier). Day Three : 20-minute kindness meditation (metta). Each technique can be used anytime, anywhere; a SoCap souvenir gift from that keeps on giving! Why meditate? To clear the mind, open the heart, gladden the spirit, sharpen concentration, awaken compassionate curiosity, generate community, and encourage our finest capacities.
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Gary Gach has been hosting a free, weekly zen mindfulness practice group in San Francisco for eight years now. A popular and dynamic speaker and mentor, has also facilitated meditation for Sustainatopia and company retreats, as well as online. Ordained by Vietnamese Zenmaster Thich Nhat Hanh, he practices in the Plum Village tradition. He has taught at Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Bodhi Heart (Penang), Buddhist Church of America, Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, Cultural Integration Fellowship, Green Gulch Zen Farm, Insight Meditation Center South Bay, Loyola/Marymount, Nalanda West, Otis College of Art & Design, St. John's College, Spirit Rock, Stanford, Sydney Zen Centre, University of British Columbia, UCLA, Villa Montalvo, and Zen Center (San Francisco). Home: http://levity.com/interbeing Socap15: https://socap15.pathable.com/meetings/328883 https://socap15.pathable.com/meetings/328880 _(())_

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