November 8, 2014: Mindfulness: Bringing Communities Together in Spanish and English
with Andrea Castillo and Lori Wong

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County
2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA

Join us for a day of exploring mindfulness through community in Spanish and English. Instruction and exploration of many facets of mindfulness will be offered with opportunities for Spanish- and English-speaking practitioners to explore mindfulness separately and together in community. We will have periods of meditative movement. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.

Lunch will include mindful eating and will be held in silence.

Periods of the day will be held in silence in order to cultivate a still and quiet mind, but there will also be opportunities for interaction and discussion.

This day is freely offered to all. Donations are gratefully accepted to support the teachers and future offerings. Please bring a vegetarian (non-meat) dish to share for a pot luck lunch. For the sake of those who may have sensitivities or allergies, please do not wear scented or perfumed products. Chairs will be available. There are also a limited number of mats and cushions for use.

This daylong is suitable for beginning and all levels of practitioners.

Lori Wong has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2003 and is a Community Dharma Leader trained by Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.  Her mentor teacher is Gil Fronsdal of Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City.  She is a former board member of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, is currently a member of the board of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and was a founding director of the Buddhist Insight Network.  She leads Insight Meditation sitting groups on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons in Modesto.

Andrea Castillo PhD, born in Mexico City, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1998 with her teacher Gil Fronsdal.  Andrea is presently a board member of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, and also of the Buddhist Insight Network. She started teaching Insight Meditation in 2009 at the Ravenswood Family Clinic in East Palo Alto, and since 2011 she has been teaching and leading the weekly, Spanish meditation group at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City. Andrea was also trained in Mindfulness Stress Based Reduction (MBSR) and teaches around the Bay Area.