Pre-registration is not necessary for Sati Center daylong classes. These classes are offered freely, but your donations and support for these classes is appreciated. Bring your own lunch. Our daylong classes and presentations are held at IMC (108 Birch St., Redwood City, CA) unless otherwise indicated in the class description.
2013 Sati Center Course Offerings
- October 12, 2013, 9:30am – 5:00pm, The Brahmaviharas with Ajahn Thanissaro
Please read the attached material before attending the daylong and bring with you (offered in PDF or Word format): [Brahmavihara Word Document] [Brahamavihara PDF]
The Brahmaviharas—attitudes of unlimited good will, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity—are useful tools for counteracting unskillful mind states, such as ill will and resentment, and for developing all three parts of the path to the end of suffering: virtue, concentration, and discernment. This day-long course will use readings, talks, discussions, and periods of meditation to explore the uses and limitations of these attitudes in the context of the total path.
Ajahn Thanissaro (Geoffrey DeGraff) is an American monk of the Thai forest tradition. In 1991 he traveled to the hills of San Diego County, CA,where he helped establish Metta Forest Monastery, where he is the abbot. He is a prolific writer and translator. Many of his works can be found online at www.accesstoinsight.org.
There will be a meal offering for Ajahn Thanissaro and other monastics in attendance. If you would like, please bring food to offer at that time, otherwise, please bring your own lunch.