Daylong on Dec. 12th with Sean Feit

Insight Meditation Modesto will be offering a daylong with Sean Feit on Sunday, Dec. 12th, from 9am to 4pm at Doctors Medical Center, Conference Center, room 1 (the building between the parking structure and the emergency department).

Devotion, faith, and refuge:
A day of mindfulness, meditation and chanting

Devotion and faith are beautiful qualities of the open heart, as well as being necessary and powerful supports on any spiritual Path.  They manifest in the core Buddhist practice of going for Refuge, and when strong can sustain us through the deepest challenges of practice and life.  In this day of retreat, we’ll practice sitting and walking meditation, discuss the wonderful and sometimes charged teachings on devotion and faith, and bring in the ancient practice of chanting, learning mantras and verses from the Buddhist tradition.  Everyone is welcome.  Meditation instructions will be given, and all chants taught.

Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for lunch if you wish, and anything else you need to stay warm and cozy through the day.  Hot water and tea will be provided.  Please bring a cushion if you wish to sit on the floor.  Chairs will be available.

Sean’s teaching is dedicated to the integration of yoga and meditation, and draws on 17 years of practice in both.  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 Mandala and SF Insight, is recording a CD of Buddhist devotional chants, and leads kirtan, offering the practice of Bhakti Yoga as an integral aspect of a heart-centered Path.