El Noble Sendero Óctuple

Es un programa de 8 meses que inicia en agosto 2017 y termina marzo 2018. Este programa cubrirá cada factor por mes.

  • Agosto 3, 2017:            Introducción al Curso
  • Agosto 17, 2017:          Visión Correcta
  • Septiembre 7, 2017:     Intención Correcta
  • Octubre 12, 2017:        Habla Correcta
  • Noviembre 9, 2017:      Acción Correcta
  • Diciembre 7, 2017:       Medio de Vida Correcto
  • Enero 11, 2018:           Esfuerzo Correcto
  • Febrero 08, 2018:        Atención Plena Correcta
  • Marzo 01, 2018:          Concentración Correcta

El programa del noble sendero óctuple es una introducción al camino de práctica más explícito del Buda. Este conjunto de ocho enfoques lleva la práctica a la amplitud y profundidad de nuestras vidas. Los participantes podrán descubrir cómo aplicar las prácticas aprendidas cada mes de manera significativa a través de enseñanzas, meditación, y discusiones en grupos pequeños.

Este programa se ofrece localmente en la casita amarilla (Sarana Kuti) del IMCV sin costo. Las reuniones serán los jueves de 7:30pm a 9:00pm. Sin embargo, se aceptarán donaciones para contribuirle a los maestros. Las tareas y materiales se darán mensualmente en la primera sesion. Las sesiones en línea serán impartidas por los maestros; Andrea Castillo, Bruni Dávila, Carrie Tamburo, Ginger Clarkson y Valentín Méndez. La sangha de Santa Cruz nos acompañará en este proceso.

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Extended Silent Meditation Daylong on July 15, 2017

On Saturday, July 15th, 2017, we will be offering an extended day of practice at the Sarana Kuti (at the south end of the east parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA).

The day will begin at 9:00am and will end at 8:30pm. This daylong is for experienced practitioners only as there will be no instruction offered. You must be familiar with meditation, including walking meditation. A dharma talk will be offered in the evening. There will be a light vegetarian dinner. Please bring your own lunch.

You may attend any or all of the day. Please RSVP by filling out the form below so we will have an idea how many people will be attending, and how many will be eating the evening meal and participating in the evening practice period.

If you are not participating in the practice day, but would like to support those who are devoting their day to practice, you can do so by helping to provide the evening meal. Please use the form below to indicate that you’re willing to bring a vegetarian dish for the evening meal..

Sept. 20, 2014: Mindfulness Daylong with Lori Wong

Please join us on Saturday, September 20th for a silent day of mindfulness practices with Lori Wong from 9am to 4pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA in the Sarana Kuti.

This day is freely offered to all.  Donations are gratefully accepted to support the teacher and future offerings.  Please bring a bag lunch (this will not be a pot luck).  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 zabutons and cushions for use. This daylong is suitable for all-levels of practitioners.

Instruction of mindfulness practices, including sitting and walking practice, will be offered with opportunities for practice discussions. Lunch will include mindful eating and will be held in silence.

Sarana Kuti is the small stand-alone building on the UUFSC property at the rear of the east parking lot (the building with red and gold trim). It is behind the Johnson Building.

For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748.

If you plan to come, please let us know (it helps to know if we need a larger space) by filling out the form below. Thank you!

July 12, 2014 – Shift Happens : Mindfulness and Compassion Are Powerful Agents of Brain Change and Spiritual Transformation Daylong with Linda Graham

Please join us on Saturday, July 12th for a day of practice with Linda Graham from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County in the sanctuary, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA.

Mindfulness and compassion practices are among the most powerful agents of brain change known to modern science. We can learn to wisely use Buddhist contemplative practices and tools from modern relational psychology to harness the innate neuroplasticity of the brain to reduce the impacts of stress and trauma, deepen our self-compassion and self-awareness, learn new and creative ways to navigate the twists and turns of life with more calm, courage, and flexibility, and deepen the wise effort that leads to inner peace, equanimity, and well-being.

This day is freely offered to all.  Donations are gratefully accepted to support the teacher and future offerings.  Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch, if you would like.  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 zabutons and cushions for use. This daylong is suitable for all-levels of practitioners.

lindagraham-leftnav-resizedLinda Graham, MFT, is an experienced psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her nationwide trainings. She is the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being and publishes a monthly e-newsletter, Healing and Awakening into Aliveness and Wholeness. www.lindagraham-mft.net.

For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748.

If you plan to come, please let us know (it helps to know if we need a larger space) by filling out the form below. Thank you!

 

June 14, 2014 Meeting the Inescapable Experience of Loss with Compassion Daylong with Robert Cusick

Please join us on Saturday, June 14th for a day of practice with Robert Cusick from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County in the Sarana Kuti, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA.

In this daylong, we will focus on cultivating compassion and experientially explore the possibility of meeting the heavenly messengers of aging, sickness and death head-on. This exploration may bring us face-to-face with the impermanent nature of our ever-changing lives and the inescapable experience of loss — the losses associated with growth and change, the losses associated with that which we hold closely as being significant, important or precious to us, the losses associated with the things, roles or identities that we get to choose how or when to let go of and those truly difficult losses that we have no control over, that we can neither hold back or choose when to relinquish. Recognizing the impermanent nature of the way things ceaselessly arise and pass away, helps us cultivate the courage and clarity to be with our losses and changing circumstances without abandoning ourselves or one another.  This is compassion.

This day is freely offered to all.  Donations are gratefully accepted to support the teacher and future offerings.  Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch, if you would like.  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 zabutons and cushions for use. This daylong is suitable for all-levels of practitioners.

RobertPicROBERT CUSICK trained at Stanford University in the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and is a Stanford certified Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) instructor. Trained in 1998 by Frank Ostaseski, as a Zen Hospice Project end-of-life volunteer caregiver, he has worked at the bedside of the dying and with their families, loved ones, colleagues and companions. He currently serves as a bereavement counselor at KARA, in Palo Alto, where he provides individual grief support for adults and leads men’s grief groups. Robert studied in the Soto Zen tradition at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, in the Ridhwan School’s Diamond approach with A. H. Almaas (Hameed Ali), and in Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s multi-year Dedicated Practioner’s Program. As a former monk, he ordained in Burma under the renowned meditation master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw and studied there with him for a number of years. Robert is on the-faculty of the Contemplative Caregiver Course at the San Francisco Zen Center. His practice is focused on recognizing and cultivating compassion through the application of mindfulness.

Sarana Kuti is the small stand-alone building on the UUFSC property at the rear of the east parking lot (the building with red and gold trim). It is behind the Johnson Building.

For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748.

If you plan to come, please let us know (it helps to know if we need a larger space) by filling out the form below. Thank you!

 

April 5th Mindfulness Fundamentals Daylong with Lori Wong

Please join us on Saturday, April 5th for a silent day of mindfulness fundamentals with Lori Wong from 9am to 4pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA. Depending on the number of registrants, the daylong may be held in the main sanctuary or in the Sarana Kuti.

This day is freely offered to all.  Donations are gratefully accepted to support the teacher and future offerings.  Please bring a bag lunch (this will not be a pot luck).  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 zabutons and cushions for use. This daylong is suitable for all-levels of practitioners.

Instruction of mindfulness fundamentals (body scan, sitting with different objects of attention, walking) will be offered with opportunities for questions about each practice. Lunch will include mindful eating and will be held in silence.

Sarana Kuti is the small stand-alone building on the UUFSC property at the rear of the east parking lot (the building with red and gold trim). It is behind the Johnson Building.

For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748.

If you plan to come, please let us know (it helps to know if we need a larger space) by filling out the form below. Thank you!

 

Dec. 7th Practice Daylong with Lori Wong

Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 7th for a silent day of practice with Lori Wong from 9am to 4pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County in the Sarana Kuti, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA.

This day is freely offered to all.  Donations are gratefully accepted to support the teacher and future offerings.  Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch, if you would like.  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 zabutons and cushions for use. This daylong is suitable for all-levels of practitioners.

Basic instruction will be offered in the morning for sitting and walking. There will be a dharma talk at the end of the day. Lunch will be held in silence. There may be some chanting and opportunities for practice discussions with Lori.

Sarana Kuti is the small stand-alone building on the UUFSC property at the rear of the east parking lot (the building with red and gold trim). It is behind the Johnson Building.

For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748.

If you plan to come, please let us know (it helps to know if we need a larger space) by filling out the form below. Thank you!

Daylong Saturday, August 10, 2013 with Tseme Garcia and Lori Wong – “Exploring our Practice Through SoulCollage®”

Exploring our Practice Through SoulCollage®

Saturday, August 10th, 9 am to 4:00 pm
UUFSC Sarana Kuti, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA
Co-facilitated by Lori Wong and Tseme Garcia

Example1Through the weaving of expressive arts with guided meditation and reflection, we’ll spend the day inviting our spirits to play. We’ll use SoulCollage®, a technique that involves contemplatively selecting and gluing magazine images onto 5” x 8” cards as a tool for inquiring into and deepening our meditation practice.

The SoulCollage process helps us to discover and explore our authentic selves, bringing healing to ourselves and to others through creative expression. We’ll incorporate mindfulness and reflection in order to look inward using the creative process to explore our practice. We’ll engage in contemplative sharing, allowing us to learn about ourselves and listen in a safe, supportive environment.

These workshops are a safe place for us to “play” and explore—no art experience or talent is needed! Those who especially feel “I am not creative,” are encouraged to attend.Example2

The Facilitators:

Lori Wong is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Central Valley and has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2003 under the guidance and mentorship of Gil Fronsdal, who is the principal and founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center (IMC) in Redwood City, CA. She is a former board member and former president of IMC, a current board member of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies (also in Redwood City), and was a founding board member of the Buddhist Insight Network. She is a Community Dharma Leader trained through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.

Tseme Garcia has been providing individual and small-group interfaith spiritual guidance using expressive arts and contemplative practices since 2004. She has used SoulCollage to explore her own spiritual journey for more than a decade. She guides Gyalshen Modesto Sangha and studies Bön Tibetan Buddhist meditation and spirituality under the direction of her teacher, Geshe Chaphur Rinpoche, who is the founder and resident lama of Gyalshen Institute in San Pablo, CA. She holds a Master’s degree from Sofia University; a Certificate in Expressive Arts from John F. Kennedy University; and a Certificate in Interfaith Spiritual Direction from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction.

Registration: Please register using the form below.
Art Materials Fee:                                      $5.00
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Necessary supplies including magazines will be provided, but feel free to bring any favorite magazine images you might wish to use.

Donations are gratefully accepted to support the teachers, Gyalshen Modesto Sangha and IMCV.  Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for a potluck lunch, if you would like.  For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748.

Soul Collage Workshop Announcement Printable Flyer.

Daylong July 13, 2013 with Jeff Hardin on The Abhidhamma

Join us on Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 9am to 4:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County in the Sarana Kuti, 2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA for a daylong with Jeff Hardin on:

The Abhidhamma



A Practice-Study Daylong on Buddhist Psychology

The Abhidhamma is perhaps humanity’s most precise and detailed system for understanding human thought and behavior. Found in the third basket of teachings of the Pali Canon, it describes physical and mental experience in minute detail and on the momentary level. The constituent parts of reality are analyzed and their diverse conditions and interactions are elucidated. More than mere theory, however, the Abhidhamma provides the meditator with a sophisticated yet clear map for dissecting momentary experience and realizing liberating insights into the nature of reality.

During this study-practice daylong we will look at the history, theory and practice of the Abhidhamma. Didactic, discussion and guided meditation sessions will be integrated in order to explore the deeper meanings and movements of the mind and to provide a framework for working with Buddhist psychology in one’s own meditation practice and life. Please join us for an interesting and thought-provoking retreat.

Jeff HardinJeff Hardin has been practicing meditation since 2000. His areas of interest are participating in residential meditation retreats, studying the original discourses of the Buddha (the Pali suttas), and providing international humanitarian relief work. He is on the board of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies, a volunteer for Buddhist Global Relief, and a founder of Insight World Aid. He is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders program and a Sacramento Insight Meditation community mentor. His supervising teachers are John Travis and Gil Fronsdal. Jeff is an emergency room physician in the Sacramento area.

This day is freely offered to all.  Donations are gratefully accepted to support the teacher and future offerings.  Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch, if you would like.  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 all-levels of practitioners. A printable flyer is available here.

Sarana Kuti is the small stand-alone building on the UUFSC property at the rear of the east parking lot (the building with red and gold trim). It is behind the Johnson Building.

For additional information, please contact Lori Wong at 209-343-2748

If you plan to come, please let us know (it helps to know if we need a larger space) by filling out the form below. Thank you!