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February 2018

Berkeley Buddhist Recovery

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This group meets at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery on the fourth Tuesday of each month to explore the intersection of recovery with Buddhist teaching and practices. Held on an ongoing basis, we welcome people who identify with any of the full range of addictions – from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are always welcome. Includes discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/Dharma…

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March 2018

Against the Stream Santa Monica Evening Talk

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Against the Stream Santa Monica,
1001a Colorado Bl
Santa Monica, 90401 United States
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Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it’s helpful to look to the Buddhist teachings on loving-kindness for guidance. In this evening talk, Kevin will introduce the themes of his latest project, how to live with wisdom and open-heartedness in the world. Drawing from several early suttas he will talk about the challenges of living in harmony, free from ill-will and the suffering of attachment.

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Against the Stream Santa Monica Daylong

March 3
Against the Stream Santa Monica,
1001a Colorado Bl
Santa Monica, 90401 United States
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Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living kindness. Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics: • Practicing non-ill-will toward difficult people • Acting with…

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Vroman’s Bookstore Reading – Pasadena

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vroman’s Bookstore,
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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Reading and book signing, “One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps.”

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Book Passage Reading – One Breath at a Time

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage,
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA United States
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Reading and discussion of the new edition of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps.

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$15 - $30

Spirit Rock Dharma and Recovery

March 9 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center,
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Woodacre, CA United States
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This group meets on the second Friday of each month to explore the intersection of recovery with Buddhist teaching and practices. Held on an ongoing basis, we welcome people who identify with any of the full range of addictions – from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are always welcome. Includes discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/Dharma theme will be discussed.

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Spirit Rock Monday Night – Living Kindness Book Event

March 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center,
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Woodacre, CA United States
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Meditation and Dharma talk. New book, “Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World” will be available. Reading and signing.

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Insight Meditation Central Valley Daylong – Living Kindness

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Insight Meditation Central Valley,
2172 Kiernan Ave
Modesto, CA United States
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Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World Insight Meditation Central Valley Flyer Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living kindness. Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics: • Practicing non-ill-will toward…

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Benicia Sangha Meditation and Dharma Talk

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Benicia Sangha,
St Paul's Episcopal Church, 120 East J St
Bencia, CA United States
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Meditation and dharma talk.

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SF Insight Daylong – Living Kindness

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
San Francisco Insight,
1187 Franklin
San Francisco, CA United States
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Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living kindness. Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics: • Practicing non-ill-will toward difficult people • Acting with…

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