Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation: Daylong Retreat
With Paul Irving & Eileen Spillane
Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin (between Geary & O’Farrell)
This daylong retreat is part of the five-week Beginning Mindfulness Meditation class starting on March 6, 2018. The cost for this one-day retreat is included as part of the class. However, if you are not taking the whole class, you may still attend this one-day retreat. This daylong is appropriate for all who wish to deepen their practice in a group context. People of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome.
Class Cost: Sliding Scale: $35-75. Please pay the highest amount you can afford so others may benefit from your generosity.
Teacher Dana: The teachers are supported solely by your donations for their time and teachings (they do not receive any portion of the registration fee). Suggested donation is $25 to $100 for the daylong. This amount can be offered to the teacher by cash or check (payable to SF Insight).
What to Bring: Please bring your own lunch.
For Information: Call 415-994-5951.
Paul Irving has practiced in Eastern and Western contemplative traditions since 1973. He has been an active member of San Francisco Insight since 2002. Paul was commissioned in 2012 to teach within community settings through Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader training program. He teaches regularly at SF Insight. He also teaches workshops focused on using meditation to meet the challenge of depression and anxiety at SF Zen Center and Green Gulch Farm. Paul is engaged in moment-to-moment life practice with his husband, his step-daughter, while working in the allied health field at UCSF, and as a daily bike commuter.
Eileen Spillane has practiced Insight Meditation since 2001 and is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader Program. She has practiced as a Nurse for close to thirty years, working with patients in the birthing process as well as many years with critically ill cancer patients. She enjoys teaching meditation in a supportive environment to help participants ease stress in their lives.
Since we want our classes to be accessible to as many sangha members as possible, we offer our classes on a sliding scale registration fee basis. For those unable to afford the low end of the sliding scale, some limited income and scholarship slots are available. Please call 415-994-5951 prior to the daylong if the registration fee is an obstacle to your participation.