Sati Center Classes

Pre-registration is not necessary for Sati Center daylong classes. These classes are offered freely, but your donations and support for these classes are 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.

Saturday September 5, 2020 Ajaan Thanissaro (Geoff), Fabrication (sankhara

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM then from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM


The insights that free the mind from suffering revolve around the concept of fabrication (sankhara). They involve confirming the fact that we fabricate our experience through our intentions, and evaluating the value of fabricated experiences: to what extent they’re worth the effort that goes into fabricating them and to what extent they’re not. This course, based on the essay, The Mirror of Insight, explores how the Buddha analyzes different types of fabrication and how he recommends using them to develop the insights that arrive at an unfabricated goal. 

Ajaan Thanissaro (Geoff) is an American monk of the Thai wilderness tradition. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971 with a degree in European Intellectual History, he studied meditation under Ajaan Fuang Jotiko in Thailand and ordained in 1976. In 1991 he helped establish Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego, CA where he is the abbot. He is a prolific writer and translator. Many of his works can be found online at

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