Monday, April 22, 2013

Death, Dying, and Meditation - Daylong Workshop on May 18th in Alameda

Death, Dying, and Meditation
Daylong Workshop 

Alameda Sangha 
This daylong workshop will be held at the United Methodist Church in Alameda on Thursday evenings from 9 am  to 5pm. on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. in Alameda, CA 94501
We will explore The Five Contemplations offered to us by the Buddha. 

    The Five Contemplations
    1) I am subject to aging. Aging is unavoidable.
    2) I am subject to illness. Illness is unavoidable.
    3) I am subject to death. Death is unavoidable.
    4) I will grow different, separate from all that is dear and appealing to me.
    5) I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through
        my actions and live dependent on my actions. Whatever I do, for good or for ill, to
                                             that will I fall heir.

The course is offered by Baruch Golden and Pauletta Chanco.

Use the form at website to register or to send us your questions.
Drop-ins welcome.

Courses are offered on a donation basis to encourage the ancient practice of "dana" or generosity

Pauletta M. Chanco is a long-time student and practitioner of meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. She was recently nominated to the Community Dharma Leadership Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre and hopes to begin in 2012. She has taught beginning and ongoing meditation classes since 2007. Pauletta has a daily meditation practice and incorporates spiritual practice in her daily life. In her teachings she shares her insights with real life examples.  She is a mother of 3 children and one grandchild. so far. 

Pauletta has completed the Zen Hospice Project program in San Francisco and intend to be a hospice volunteer for one year. Pauletta was recently accepted into the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies in Redwood City. She will be studying with Gil Fronsdal, Pali scholar, amazing Buddhadharma teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation at Redwood City, Paul Haller, former abbot of the SF Zen Center, and Jennifer Block, hospital chaplain.

Baruch Golden started insight meditation practice in 2000. He teaches mindfulness in elementary schools in SF and Oakland with the Mindful Schools Program and teaches in the Family Program at Spirit Rock Medication Center. In addition, he volunteers in the SF County Jail teaching meditation and yoga. He is currently in the Community Dharma Leaders Program, a 2 year Spirit Rock program to help develop community dharma leaders. He has been doing hospice nursing for the past 12 years


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