Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation

Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation
The Satellite, 6265 Highway 9
Felton, San Lorenzo Valley
Santa Cruz, CA 95018
United States

Type of Teacher: 

Guiding teacher(s) is a retreat teacher

Type of Teacher - Other: 

When Carla is out of town, the group is peer-led.

Teacher/s Name/s: 

Carla Brennan

Sangha Offerings: 

Sitting groups
Non-residential retreats (daylong)
Residential retreats (longer than 1 day)
Sutta study or other Buddhist study
Buddhist chaplaincy services/training
Socially engaged Buddhism/community service
Web-based resources (MP3s, readings, etc)

Sangha Contact Name: 

Carla Brennan

Sangha Contact Email: 

Contact Phone Number: 

1 (831) 212-6641

Sangha Description: 

Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation is a Buddhist community dedicated to bringing greater wisdom and compassion into the world.

Mindfulness meditation, talks, classes, and retreats are held throughout Santa Cruz County, CA. Carla Brennan is the Guiding Teacher. We are open to anyone who wishes to study contemplative practices and develop more freedom in their lives. BOTP is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation is changing its format in March 2017.

MONDAY EVENINGS, EXCEPT Federal holidays, 7 - 9PM, The Satellite, 6265 Highway 9, Felton, San Lorenzo Valley.

In order to reach more people and offer deeper teachings, Carla will be teaching 4-6 week classes on a variety of Dharma topics. All of them will include meditation, instruction, group discussion, Q & A.

Carla is developing these classes to appeal to both the people who have been attending the weekly sits, as well as newcomers.

This class format has worked very well in other locations and we hope it will offer a good opportunity to study meditation and dharma teachings in more depth.

You will need to pre-register for each class series you would like to attend. Between class series there will be two weeks or more of drop-in peer-led meditation.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, 6:30 - 8:30PM, Ocean Gate Zen Center, 920 41st Avenue, Suite B (Next to the Family Cycling Center) Santa Cruz (Pleasure Point area.)

New programming beginning April 5, 2017.

THURSDAY EVENINGS, 6:30 - 8PM, Ocean Gate Zen Center, 920 41st Avenue, Suite B (Next to the Family Cycling Center) Santa Cruz (Pleasure Point area.)

Weekly meditation and Dharma talk beginning April 6, 2017.

There is no fee charged for these groups. There is a suggested sliding scale donation: $5-15 (more or less gratefully accepted.) No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Non-monetary donations also accepted.