Awakening Wisdom:

A Seminar on the Three Characteristics

For Experienced Students

with Pamela Weiss

Four Thursday Evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

March 2, 16, 30, April 13

First Unitarian Universalist Church

1187 Franklin (between Geary and O’Farrell)

This four-week intensive seminar through San Francisco Insight will present Buddhist teachings on the Three Characteristics: dukkha (suffering); anicca (impermanence); and anatta (non-self). Each session will weave meditation, dharma talks, interactive dialogue, sharing with peers, and practices to be engaged between sessions. You are asked to commit to the entire series.

The seminar meets every other Thursday evening at the Unitarian Church in San Francisco from 7:00–9:00 pm. Registration is by application and is limited to a maximum of 25 people. It is open to those who have been practicing for two years, have participated in silent retreats, and have a dedicated daily practice (or OK by the instructor). Applications are due by no later than Friday, February 24.

TO REGISTER: Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To receive an application, contact Renee Nash at

REGISTRATION FEE: The sliding scale registration fee is $60 to $150. Please pay the highest level that you can afford.

TEACHER DANA: Our teachers are supported solely by your donations for their time and teachings (they do not receive any portion of the registration fee). Suggested teacher dana is $60 to $150 for the full seminar.

Pamela Weiss has been practicing Buddhism since 1987. She spent several years living in a Zen monastery, was trained to teach b y Jack Kornfield, co-leads the Spirit Rock Comm unity Dharma Leader program, and teaches the Wednesday evening sangha at SF Insight. Pamela is also an executive coach and pioneer in bringing the principles and practices of the Dharma to the workplace.

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 & scholarship slots are available (please call 415-994-5951 prior to the first class if the registration fee is an obstacle to your participation). * Please consider the highest level that you can donate in order to support those who have fewer resources. * We ask for your commitment to the full class series. Series classes build on one another; your commitment supports coherence of the teachings and allows the participants to mature as a group.