March 16, 2019: Mindfulness Daylong with Kim Allen: Wise Effort

Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County
2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA
in the
Sarana Kuti  (small building at the south end of the east parking lot)

Is it possible that many meditators need less striving and more effort? What does that mean? When we think of “effort”, we may think only of striving, pushing and strain. But Wise Effort flows from the heart. We put forth inspired energy from a place of love, compassion, joy and equanimity.

In this daylong, we will explore heartfelt engagement that leads to the strengthening and liberation of the mind. The daylong will include sitting and walking meditation, teachings and small group reflection.

About the teacher:
Kim Allen has been teaching Insight Meditation since 2008 and currently serves on the Teacher’s Council of Insight, Santa Cruz. She has spent a cumulative of two years in silent retreat and has studied mainly with Gil Fronsdal, as well as Joseph Goldstein and Bhikkhu Anālayo. Kim also has some training in Zen and Tibetan practices. She teaches around the Bay Area and beyond. Kim has a Ph.D. in Physics and a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Social Sustainability.

This day is freely offered to all.  Donations are important to support the teacher’s livelihood and our future offerings, but there is no obligation to make a donation.

There will be a potluck vegetarian lunch — please bring a dish to share, if you are able. For the sake of those who may have sensitivities or allergies, please do not wear scented or perfumed products, including essential oils.  Chairs will be available.  There are also a limited number of zabutons and cushions for use. This daylong is suitable for all-levels of practitioners.

For additional information, please contact Jeff Gianelli at

If you plan to come, please register by filling out the form below. Thank you!