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Renowned Meditation Teacher, Salzberg, Brach and Kornfield Presenting at Local Church

Jun 04, 2014 04:19AM

In July and August, three prominent meditation teachers in the United States will offer teachings at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church.

Sharon Salzberg will present the Foundations of Mindfulness, maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and the surrounding environment, on July 12. Salzberg, a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, has more than 40 years of experience in this field and is internationally recognized as a powerful teacher.

Tara Brach will lead a workshop on Freeing the Heart on August 9. Brach will lead an investigation of the ways we habitually cut ourselves off from feeling connected, compassionate and at home with ourselves and others. Brach, an acclaimed meditation teacher, clinical psychologist, author and leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening, has more than 35 years of experience. She is the founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.

Dr. Jack Kornfield will lead a one-day training in Buddhist Psychology for Westerners on August 16. This will be a day of teachings and mindful meditations on love, consciousness, healing and the nature of the mind. The day-long training combines practical examples, teaching stories and case studies. Kornfield has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and was one of the first American teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the west. He is one of the co-founders of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, as well as a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California.


Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 3401 Nebraska Ave, N.W., D.C.. For more information, visit


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