Daylong on Aug. 20th with Eve Decker on Supporting and Deepening Dharma Through Music

Insight Meditation Modesto will be offering a daylong with Eve Decker on Saturday, August 20, 2011, 10:00 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:

Supporting and Deepening Dharma Through Music

Music has been a part of most spiritual traditions throughout the centuries, including chanting in the Buddhist tradition. Music can touch the heart, inspire us, supply a renewed sense of energy, and help us awaken deeper motivations. Please join us for a day of meditation and music.

This day of silence and song will include:

· sitting meditation

· walking meditation

· Eve’s dharma songs

· dharma discussion

· poetry

· participatory singing and chanting

Instruction included. Appropriate for beginning as well as more experienced practitioners.

Eve Decker is a long time student of the dharma and nationally known performing artist of spiritually inspired original acoustic music. She co-founded and toured with the band Rebecca Riots, called by the San Francisco Bay Guardian “the best band with a conscience”.  Eve completed a two year training on socially engaged Buddhist practice at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is currently in their Community Dharma Leader training program. For more on Eve visit www.evedecker.com

This daylong is offered freely.  Donations are gratefully accepted for Eve or for Insight Meditation Modesto.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for a pot-luck lunch.  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.

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