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Yoga Tree Telegraph, Berkeley
Our weekly meditation group at Yoga Tree Telegraph is a Dharma gathering that brings in wisdom teachings from both the Buddhist and Yoga traditions. We sit for 30 minutes with simple meditation instructions given and then silence. I give a short talk on an aspect of practice or yogic philosophy, emphasizing teachings that are deeply relevant to our complex modern lives, and we take time for questions and discussion, inquiring into the spiritual path as it manifests both on the mat/cushion and in daily life. Satsang is Sanskrit for “community of truth” and describes gatherings of seekers who meet to open their hearts and minds together through sharing wisdom and inquiry.
Beginners in any tradition are warmly welcome, especially yoga asana practitioners curious about meditation or “the other 7 Limbs” of yoga, and anyone interested in how these two venerable Paths weave together. Buddhist practitioners, especially from the Theravada and Insight Meditation traditions will feel at home. My intention is for this to be a space of community, inquiry, and deep nourishment as we deepen in an integrated path of awakening and liberation.
Satsang is offered completely on donation, in the ancient Buddhist tradition of dāna. Your generous donations allow me to offer practice events in this way, open to all, and supportive of an inclusive practice community. Donations, and an all-donation structure, also create a more radically-inclusive community, as all are welcome to join, regardless of ability to pay. I'm honored to be able to offer satsang, Sunday kirtans, and individual meetings with Dharma students on a dāna basis.
Sean teaches the Dharma as a path of inquiry and integration, and draws on 20 years of meditation and yoga training. He was a monk in Burma in 2002, and has studied with many wonderful teachers including Jack Kornfield, Sylvia Boorstein and Eugene Cash (Dharma, meditation), David Moreno and Alice Joanou (yoga), and Steve Hoskinson (Somatic Experiencing). Sean teaches at Yoga Tree, Yoga Garden SF, Piedmont Yoga, and SF Insight, and leads kirtan, offering the practice of Bhakti Yoga as an integral aspect of a heart-centered Path. Sean is authorized to teach meditation & Dharma by Jack Kornfield.
Sean is certified as an SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) and E-RYT200/RYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). He is a graduate of the Dedicated Practitioner’s Program and the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.