Daylong on Nov. 12 with Lori Wong

Insight Meditation Modesto will be offering a daylong with Lori Wong on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at at the UU Fellowship on 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto (in the sanctuary) on:

Caring For Ourselves, We Care for the World

We will spend this day in silent practice to replenish ourselves so we can bring our renewed presence and care back into the world.  The day will include introductory instructions for sitting and walking meditation in the morning followed by alternating sitting and walking practice including some qigong.  There will be a short talk before lunch and a dharma talk at the end of the day.  If you come for a partial day and arrive during a sitting period, please enter quietly and join us.  Most of the day will be held in silence in order to cultivate a still and quiet mind; opportunities for practice discussions will be provided.

Lori 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 is a former board member 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 Insight Meditation sitting groups on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons in Modesto.

This day is freely offered to all.  Donations are welcome to support future offerings.  Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch, if you would like.  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.  A very limited number of mats and cushions will be available.  Chairs will be available.  Suitable for beginning and all-levels of practitioners.