Ordinarily Sacred With D Allen

WEDNESDAY, Aug.14th7-9pm
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

One famous Zen ancestor says nothing is sacred. Another says the sacred and ordinary are less than a hair’s width apart. Another says the sacred is ‘getting tired during long meditations.’ Deshan, however, gives a shout.

That Lively Bridge Again with Corey Hitchcock

SUNDAY, Aug. 18th, 9:30am-12pm
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

I have never ridden a Water Buffalo but I think of them as big, solid, protective sturdy beings and riding one would give you an advantage to slow down, but get there on a crowded road. The Water buffalo is an ally much like my practice. 

NEW! Online Booking for Conversations on your Meditation Practice with David Weinstein

SATURDAY: August 17th 8am-10:30am 
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

August 17th – Individual Conversations on your Meditation Practice
with David Weinstein. Online booking for Sat. now available.

Exploring the Precepts: A Path to Cultivating the Empty Field with David Weinstein & Cindy Marteney

Begins: Monday Aug 26, 2019 6 Mondays 7-9pm
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

For the first time, David Weinstein along with Cindy Marteney will be guiding participants in our community through the first six precepts, which students take on as koans on the journey toward taking refuge, a journey students have taken in order to live the precepts, not as rules but as companions on the path of awakening.

Walking the Sky With Feng Po-Po with David Weinstein

WEDNESDAY, Aug.7th 7-9pm
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

It is that integration with the body that allows us to experience the freedom to be unstuck and to hear the echo of the sounds of the Valley Spirit and to experience the freedom of walking in the sky with Feng po-po.

Transforming Dragons Riding the Wind with David Weinstein

SUNDAY Aug. 11th, 9:30am-12pm
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

In the Tao te Ching the music of earth is said to be produced by the spontaneity of the wind. The music of heaven is the music of silence. The Dragon traverses between heaven and earth as freely as the wind and clouds it rides, not needing to ask permission or explain.

The Scaffolding of Delusion with D Allen

WEDNESDAY, July 31st 7-9pm
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

A few days ago on a meditation retreat I was walking along the path with a friend who suddenly yelled, “D, you just stepped on a snake!”  I jumped back, saw a small rattlesnake coiling up into strike position

What Bridge? with Corey Hitchcock

SUNDAY Aug. 4th, 9:30am-12pm
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

I had had a turbulent couple of months dealing with changes in important relationships and was feeling a little road weary. I was holding fast to whatever I could, fearful of more change. Never a healthy stance, but there you have it.

One Way or Another, We’re All In the Dark with Jonathan Meyers

WEDNESDAY, July 24th 7-9pm
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

Next on my calendar was a float in an isolation tank.  Not something I do every day. Or ever, really. Let me assure you, it’s dark in there. 

Was Zhuangzi A Butterfly Or A Dung Beetle? with Jack Calvert, Part 2

SUNDAY July 28th, 9:30am-12pm
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

As part of my own exploration, as I’m writing this, the question comes to me is: I wonder what Zhuangzi’s reaction would have been if he had dreamt that he was a dung beetle?