What’s The Matter? An Urban Retreat with David Weinstein

November 16, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m
Oakland, CA

Being told that nothing is the matter challenges my ideas about reality. Being asked what I think I lack helps me appreciate that the questioner knows what it is to feel that lack, which opens me to what they have to say about it.

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

SATURDAY: Oct. 26th 2019
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

Oct. 26th – Individual Conversations on your Meditation Practice
with David Weinstein. Online booking for Sat. now available.

Meditating with Zen Stories & Myths: A Workshop @ CIIS with John Tarrant

November 9-10, 2019
CIIS
San Francisco, CA

These stories (koans) still have this effect and our times are much like those ancient times. There were invasions, migrations, wars, and great art. People took stories of awakening and stories that encouraged awakening into their work, as they still do today. Images of awakening were helpful too. People entered their difficulties and found a light there.

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?

The Dream Within the Dream with David Weinstein

WEDNESDAY, Community Night: July 17th 7-9pm 
Rockridge Meditation Community
Oakland, CA

Dreams are a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, like koans, like us. Inquiring into the dream that we are, provides the opportunity to appreciate that even when we awaken from our dream