March 13, 2016 at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland.
We invite you to come and help create the diverse family sangha at EBMC. We welcome families with babies, toddlers and children up to age 12. The teachers will offer the Buddha’s teachings and mindful practices that can be practiced at home. Parents/caregivers and young people will meet together and separately during the class. Children under 5 will need to have a parent/caregiver stay with them. We will explore bringing the Dharma to our daily lives through song, story, sharing, art and mindfulness practices. We are committed to creating a diverse family sangha. No prior experience is necessary.
Eve Decker is a meditation teacher and dharma musician. She has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1991 and received training as a Community Dharma Leader through Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Baruch Golden is a long-time practitioner, hospice RN and mindfulness teacher. He taught mindfulness practices to children in elementary, middle and high school for the non-profit Mindful Schools for many years and offers dharma talks at many Bay Area sanghas. He is a graduate of Community Dharma Leader’s Program in 2012 at Spirit Rock and the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training program at he Sati Center of Buddhist Studies in Redwood City.
Michele Ku is a long-term Vipassana practitioner and a parent. She teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to adults at Kaiser Oakland. She also has taught mindfulness to children in elementary schools through Mindful Schools. She is co-founder and peer leader of a small family sangha for families of color and multi-racial families in the east bay facilitated by parents. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leaders Program in 2012. Her main spiritual practice is bringing mindfulness to everyday life and within the family.