Pay Attention: A gentle look at the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
4-week class (March 3rd through March 24th)
Rev. Daigan Gaither, Instructor
Daigan Gaither began Buddhist practice in 1995 as a Vipassana practitioner, and began to study Zen in 2003 with Ryushin Paul Haller. He received Lay Ordination in 2006 and Priest Ordination in 2011. His work as a Chaplain and his practice include many hours devoted to community service as one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (since 1995) and as a volunteer caregiver with Zen Hospice Project (since 2003). He has spoken nationwide on sex, sexuality, queer identity, and gender and has sat on a number of boards of community organizations serving marginalized communities. He has lectured at colleges as well as conferences and is featured in Sex, Sin and Zen by Brad Warner.
Classes are on Sundays from 6-7:30pm at a private home in the Castro
In the Satipatthana sutta, the Buddha gives clear instructions on mindfulness of body, mindfulness of feelings, mindfulness of consciousness and mindfulness of mental objects. This class will explore each of these instructions and its role in our life. Drawing mostly from the commentary by the Venerable U Silananda, we shall explore these concepts in depth and discover how they can not just help our meditation, but our lives in general. This class is not just for those whose practice includes meditation, because what we learn from these instructions isn't just about meditation. It's about life.
If interested in attending, please contact John Ramirez.