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René Miranda

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Nick Van Kleeck


Developing Tranquility, Insight and Happiness Through Meditation and Mindfulness in Daily Life   - taught by Dharma Treasure Teachers René, Nick and sometimes Upasaka Culadasa.

In this class you will learn meditation techniques to unify the mind and improve your mindfulness. You will also learn a great deal about the mental patterns that cause you dissatisfaction and distress and strategies to increase mindfulness in your daily life. This leads to more ease and happiness and ultimately creates insights into the true nature of reality.


Each class will consist of a 30 to 40 minute guided meditation, a short talk about meditation or mindfulness, and an opportunity for questions and discussion.

When: Thursday Evenings (except fot the first one of the month) from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Culadasa will be teaching on the first Thursday of the month. Nov. 3rd, and Dec. 1st, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:30

Fee: $3-5 (sliding scale based on your financial situation)  - No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. $10 when Culadasa is teaching.

René Miranda: has studied and practiced meditation in some form since 2002. She has studied with Upasaka Culadasa since 2008. She recently completed a 3 year meditation retreat. Her mission is to help all people have an opportunity to learn to meditate and experience the freedom that comes with understanding our minds in a deeper way.

Nick Van Kleeck:  has practiced meditation since 1987, first in the Zen tradition with Robert Aitken and John Tarrant, and later with Vipassana teachers including Gil Fronsdahl.  His related interests include inquiry as practiced in the Diamond Approach and Somatic Experiencing as taught by Peter Levine and Steve Hoskinson. He has been studying with Upsaka Culadasa since 2010.

Upasaka Culadasa (John Yates PhD): has practiced Buddhist meditation for over four decades, and was ordained as an Upasaka (dedicated lay-practitioner) in 1976. Culadasa also received ordination in the International Order of Buddhist ministers in Rosemead, California in December of 2009. His principle teachers have been Upasaka Kema Ananda and the Venerable Jotidhamma Bhikku, who were themselves trained in both the Theravadin Tibetan traditions as a part of the lineage of the Venerable Ananda Bodhi, who was also Namgyal Rinpoche. His intensive training in both Theravadin and Tibetan traditions brings students a rare opportunity for rapid progress and deep insight. As a PhD who taught neurosciences for several decades, he also brings a scientific perspective to his teaching.  Culadasa is on a healing sabbatical and not teaching the class regularly at this time.