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Thursday Evening Sitting Group

One of our teachers leads this program, including a 40-minute silent meditation, a short dharma talk, and a discussion period. This is an in-person group in the small chapel at Unity Church, 227 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara.   Teacher Schedule Jan 18 Alice: Right intention Jan 25 Gary: Right speech Feb 1 Shelley:  Right …

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Thursday Noon Meditation

Alice Alldredge leads a 30-minute sit with light guiding, including loving-kindness meditation, followed by a brief open discussion. All welcome. https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/82635774332 Meeting ID: 826 3577 4332

Wednesday Evening Sit and Discussion

This group is for senior students, usually led by Gary Hill, includes a silent sit followed by a discussion. Topics for each week’s discussion are introduced the previous week. This class is held only on zoom. Contact Gary Hill at 805-452-6771 for zoom coordinates

Wednesday In Person Noon Meditation Sit at UCSB

Facilitated by Alice Alldredge and Christian Layow 12:10-12:50 pm weekly UCSB Main Library – Conference room of the offices of 3593 Administration (West) on the 3rd floor We sit for 30 minutes with light guiding followed by a brief open discussion. Students, staff, faculty, and members of the community are all welcome.

Tuesday Noon Meditation

Alice Alldredge leads a 30-minute sit with light guiding, including loving-kindness meditation, followed by a brief open discussion. All welcome. https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/82635774332 Meeting ID: 826 3577 4332

Monday Evening Sitting Group

This group sits in silent meditation for 45 minutes, followed by a brief discussion afterward to share issues in meditation practice or talk about bringing the dharma into daily life. We meet in the small chapel at Unity Church, 227 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara.    

Monday Evening Sitting Group

This group sits in silent meditation for 45 minutes, followed by a brief discussion afterward to share issues in meditation practice or talk about bringing the dharma into daily life. We meet in the small chapel at Unity Church, 227 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara.

Basics of Mindfulness

This class will introduce the basic principles of insight/mindfulness meditation, including mindfulness of breath, body, and mind. Through talks, silent and guided meditation, exercises, and discussion, the class will help participants learn to quiet the constant chatter of their minds, become less reactive toward difficult experiences, cultivate peaceful hearts, and touch the profound spiritual realm …

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Intersection of the Three Characteristics and Love

The three characteristics of existence – impermanence, incompleteness, and selflessness – occupy a special place in the Insight Meditation tradition. Understanding these aspects of experience helps us let go into deep wisdom. While classically considered wisdom teachings, these understandings are supported by love, and leave love in their wake. During this weekend, we’ll explore the …

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