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Michael Taft, Guest Speaker, Thursday August 5, 5:30pm

Michael Taft is a maverick meditation teacher, bestselling author, and host of the podcast, Deconstructing Yourself.  Michael will be giving the dharma talk in our virtual zendo this week. Join us on Thursday August 5 5:30pm sit 6pm dharma talk  Zoom link:  sit.mountaincloud.org As a mindfulness coach, Michael specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in retreats, […]

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Saturday Morning Stillness, August 7

Learn to meditate with Valerie Forstman at Saturday Morning Stillness, 9am to noon The class is not a series, but attend as many as you want for support. Suggested donation is $5-$15 If finances are a challenge, let your presence be your donation. Join the class with our zoom link:  sit.mountaincloud.org The class will include detailed […]

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Message from Henry: The Pivot

In Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, the young novice monk Alyosha falls to the ground, on the night of the wake for his recently deceased beloved spiritual mentor, and has a profound epiphany. When he gets back up he knows his soul has changed permanently, and for the rest of his life he will look back on this […]

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Message from Henry: Wisdom and Awakening

Being wise and being awakened surely overlap. But they are not the same thing. We have likely all known people who were by any standard wise, but neither awakened nor interested in awakening, and perhaps that disinterest was even an aspect of their wisdom. From our July 19, 2021 Newsletter Photo by Robert Lukeman on […]

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The Path of Original Love, Pay Attention Interviews, Henry Shukman and Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D

Henry Shukman and Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D talk about the nature of waking up and how it relates and does not relate to love. They discuss the question “Who am I?” and how that question interfaces with awakening, original love and everyday life. Pay Attention Interviews are in-depth conversations about critical, contemporary topics, questions for which […]

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