Welcome!

This is a get together for all women who are interested in meditating, discussing Buddhist teachings and connecting to help support each other’s meditation/life practice. We meet monthly and enjoy a peaceful space while gathering together.

Monthly on Sundays 10:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. | Downtown San Rafael

If you are interested in attending, please email me at marindharma@gmail.com
Due to the size of the room, it’s essential to RSVP for this event.

  • Silent meditation*
  • Walking meditation (we are experimenting with this)
  • Tea break
  • Group conversation on Buddhist themes (based on an article, dharma talk, video, movie, poem, etc.) Recent topics have included: generosity and gratitude impermanence, metta (kindness). Please click here to go to page with readings and other resources.
  • Journaling (a few minutes of intention setting or writing/drawing on the theme)
    Please bring paper/pen/writing/drawing implements of choice
  • Brief individual sharing on the theme (if you would like)/Mindful sharing
  • Short closing meditation
  • Dedication of merit
  • Time to get to know others in the group

*For those who are new to meditation or would like a refresher, I recommend these mindfulness meditation instructions from Gil Fronsdal: https://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/3279.html

This is a peer-guided group with a focus on creating connections in a peaceful environment and providing an easy, low key way for everyone to contribute to the conversation. Interested in learning and incorporating reading from various Buddhist traditions: Mindfulness, Insight/Vipassana, Zen, Tibetan and Secular Buddhism.

We meet at a peaceful, art-filled studio dedicated to community, creativity, dharma and shared inquiry.

Both chairs and floor cushions are available. Cushioned floor mats (zabutons) are limited, so if you have a preference for sitting on the floor, please bring a yoga mat (to protect ankles and knees) and use one of our meditation cushions (zafus).

A donation of $5 is requested to help defray the cost of the meeting room.

There are many cafes and restaurants nearby for those who would like to connect with others in the group before or after the meeting.

About Elizabeth/the organizer/host: I have been practicing meditation and studying Buddhism with some consistency since 2012. I am interested in learning and connecting with others who have or would like to benefit from these teachings and practices.

This is what is referred to as a spiritual friends (or kalyana mitta) group, meaning that the group is peer-guided rather than teacher-led.

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