Benefit Daylong on June 18th

Insight Meditation Modesto will be offering a benefit daylong with Lori Wong on Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Doctors Medical Center, 1441 Florida Ave., Conference Center, room 1, Modesto, CA (the Conference Center is the building between the parking structure and the emergency department) on:

Exploring Mindfulness of the Body

We will explore and develop mindfulness of the body and investigate how mindfulness of the body can bring greater ease with difficult sensations, emotions and mind states into our daily lives.  The day will include experiential sessions and guided meditations with alternating sitting and movement periods including walking, qigong and other movement explorations.  If you come for a partial day and arrive during a sitting period, please enter quietly and sit in the rear until the sitting period is over.  Most of the day will be held in silence in order to cultivate a still and quiet mind; opportunities for questions and discussion will be provided.

Lori WongLori Wong has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2003 and is a Community Dharma Leader in training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.  Her mentor teachers in the program are Gil Fronsdal of Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City and Eugene Cash of SF Insight in San Francisco. She has been a student of tai chi and qigong for two years – her teacher is Sifu Neil Thomas of the Kung Fu Institute in Modesto.  She has been on the board of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City and is currently on the board of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and is a founding director of the Buddhist Insight Network.  She leads an Insight Meditation sitting group on Tuesday evenings in Modesto and will be teaching a 6-week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation course beginning June 26th at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County.

This day is freely offered and is a benefit to help support the development of the Insight Retreat Center in Scotts Valley.  All donations from the day will be given to the Insight Retreat Center (a non-profit 501(3)c organization).  If you wish to write a check, please write it to the Insight Retreat Center.  Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch, if you would like.  Feel free to bring a meat dish for yourself if you require additional protein in your diet.  Dress in loose and comfortable clothing.  For the sake of those who may have sensitivities or allergies, please do not wear scented or perfumed products.  If you have a meditation cushion, please bring it.  Chairs will be available.  Suitable for beginning and all-levels of practitioners.