Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Victoria Cary
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Victoria Cary

  • The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (map)
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Big Heart City is a Buddhist meditation group with weekly sits and dharma talks by Vinny Ferraro and friends.

This Friday, Victoria Cary will lead a guided meditation and dharma talk. Come sit with us.

Victoria Cary has been practicing insight meditation and studying the Dharma since 2006. She is currently in Retreat Teacher Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where she previously graduated from the Community Dharma Leaders program. Victoria is the co-founder and one of the core teachers of San Francisco People of Color Insight Sangha. She is particularly interested in the integration of the Dharma in everyday life.

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Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Eve Ekman
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Eve Ekman

  • The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big Heart City is a Buddhist meditation group with weekly sits and dharma talks by Vinny Ferraro and friends.

This Friday, Eve Ekman will be back to lead a guided meditation and dharma talk.

Eve Ekman, PhD, is the Director of Training at the University of California Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. Ekman’s research interests were inspired by her experience as a medical social worker in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital coupled with her training in the applied emotion regulation and mindfulness intervention: Cultivating Emotional Balance, CEB. Eve continues to refine the conceptual framework, research and training in the areas of meaning, empathy and burnout in writing and teaching.

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Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Matthew Brensilver
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Matthew Brensilver

  • The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (map)
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Big Heart City is a Buddhist meditation group with weekly sits and dharma talks by Vinny Ferraro and friends.

This Friday, Matthew Brensilver will be back to lead a guided meditation and dharma talk.

Matthew Brensilver, PhD, is a member of the Teachers Council and Guiding Teachers Executive Committee at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He previously served as Program Director for Mindful Schools and for more than a decade, was a core teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He lectures at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center about the intersections between mindfulness and mental health.

Before committing to teach meditation full-time, he spent years doing research on addiction pharmacotherapy at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and is interested in the unfolding dialogue between dharma and science. Matthew is the co-author of two forthcoming books on meditation.

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Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Vinny Ferraro
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Vinny Ferraro

  • The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big Heart City is a Buddhist meditation group with weekly sits and dharma talks by Vinny Ferraro and friends.

This Friday, Vinny will lead a guided meditation and dharma talk. Come sit with us.

Vinny Ferraro has been a practitioner of insight meditation (vipassanā) since the mid 90s. He is a cofounder of the Dharma Punx, and he's been the Guiding Teacher of a sangha in San Francisco for 15 years. He is also a nationally recognized leader in designing and implementing interventions for at-risk adolescents and is a Senior Trainer for Mindful Schools. In 1987, he was introduced to Service work and began leading groups for incarcerated populations. In 2001, he began teaching for Challenge Day, a nationally recognized, social & emotional learning program, eventually becoming their Director of Training and leading workshops for over 110,000 youth on four continents.

Vinny is also a board member and former Training Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project and is the principle author of MBA’s mindfulness-based curriculum for incarcerated youth. His focus continues to be delivering direct services to folks that have limited access.

He has been trained and empowered by Spirit Rock/IMS.

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Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Vinny Ferraro
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Vinny Ferraro

  • The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big Heart City is a Buddhist meditation group with weekly sits and dharma talks by Vinny Ferraro and friends.

This Friday, Vinny will lead a guided meditation and dharma talk. Come sit with us.

Vinny Ferraro has been a practitioner of insight meditation (vipassanā) since the mid 90s. He is a cofounder of the Dharma Punx, and he's been the Guiding Teacher of a sangha in San Francisco for 15 years. He is also a nationally recognized leader in designing and implementing interventions for at-risk adolescents and is a Senior Trainer for Mindful Schools. In 1987, he was introduced to Service work and began leading groups for incarcerated populations. In 2001, he began teaching for Challenge Day, a nationally recognized, social & emotional learning program, eventually becoming their Director of Training and leading workshops for over 110,000 youth on four continents.

Vinny is also a board member and former Training Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project and is the principle author of MBA’s mindfulness-based curriculum for incarcerated youth. His focus continues to be delivering direct services to folks that have limited access.

He has been trained and empowered by Spirit Rock/IMS.

Come sit with us.

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Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Vinny Ferraro
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Vinny Ferraro

  • The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big Heart City is a Buddhist meditation group with weekly sits and dharma talks by Vinny Ferraro and friends.

This Friday, Vinny will lead a guided meditation and dharma talk. Come sit with us.

Vinny Ferraro has been a practitioner of insight meditation (vipassanā) since the mid 90s. He is a cofounder of the Dharma Punx, and he's been the Guiding Teacher of a sangha in San Francisco for 15 years. He is also a nationally recognized leader in designing and implementing interventions for at-risk adolescents and is a Senior Trainer for Mindful Schools. In 1987, he was introduced to Service work and began leading groups for incarcerated populations. In 2001, he began teaching for Challenge Day, a nationally recognized, social & emotional learning program, eventually becoming their Director of Training and leading workshops for over 110,000 youth on four continents.

Vinny is also a board member and former Training Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project and is the principle author of MBA’s mindfulness-based curriculum for incarcerated youth. His focus continues to be delivering direct services to folks that have limited access.

He has been trained and empowered by Spirit Rock/IMS.

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Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Vinny Ferraro
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Vinny Ferraro

  • The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big Heart City is a Buddhist meditation group with weekly sits and dharma talks by Vinny Ferraro and friends.

This Friday, Vinny will lead a guided meditation and dharma talk. Come sit with us.

Vinny Ferraro has been a practitioner of insight meditation (vipassanā) since the mid 90s. He is a cofounder of the Dharma Punx, and he's been the Guiding Teacher of a sangha in San Francisco for 15 years. He is also a nationally recognized leader in designing and implementing interventions for at-risk adolescents and is a Senior Trainer for Mindful Schools. In 1987, he was introduced to Service work and began leading groups for incarcerated populations. In 2001, he began teaching for Challenge Day, a nationally recognized, social & emotional learning program, eventually becoming their Director of Training and leading workshops for over 110,000 youth on four continents.

Vinny is also a board member and former Training Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project and is the principle author of MBA’s mindfulness-based curriculum for incarcerated youth. His focus continues to be delivering direct services to folks that have limited access.

He has been trained and empowered by Spirit Rock/IMS.

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Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Mark Coleman
Jul
5
7:30 PM19:30

Big Heart City Dharma Talk with Mark Coleman

  • The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big Heart City is a Buddhist meditation group with weekly sits and dharma talks by Vinny Ferraro and friends.

This Friday, Mark Coleman will lead a guided meditation and dharma talk.

Mark is a mindfulness and meditation in nature teacher who has devotedly studied mindfulness meditation practices for three decades and has been teaching mindfulness workshops and meditation retreats in six continents for the past fifteen years. Mark holds a MA in Clinical Psychology and works individually with people as an executive coach and consultant, drawing on his extensive experience in working with people as a therapist. Mark is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a renowned leader in the mindfulness field, and teaches regularly with pioneering teachers such as Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg.

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May
31
to Jun 2

A Love Supreme Meditation Retreat

Our time together will be spent exploring the sure heart’s release. We’ll look at cultivating different expressions of love, and working with what gets in the way.

This path of awakening leads us towards the wisdom of how to more fully inhabit our lives. As our understanding deepens, we’ll learn how to care for our whole selves, and how to live life with a wiser and undefended heart.

The silent retreat will include practicing mindfulness in many different ways, whether it’s sitting, walking, Q&A, or sharing together. Check out all the deets here...https://vinnyferraro.org/may-2019-retreat

Click the link below to check out the Jesuit Retreat Center. What a beautiful place to get a bit deeper into your practice?!?!
http://www.jrclosaltos.org/

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May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Big Heart City Meditation SF Sangha Picnic

Come spend an afternoon lounging and breaking bread with your sangha. Bring two and four legged friends and fam for a day by Pine Lake in Stern Grove. Got good cookout games? Bring 'em! Got the portable boomin' system? Bring it! This is a pot luck, so share the food you love with the people that you love. Everyone is welcome!

We will be at the big picnic area close to the lake. There is a parking lot off of Sloat Blvd on Vale street (see link). There is also street parking near the east entrance of the park. It is a short walk from either entrance to the picnic area. The park is right on the 28 and 23 muni lines and walking distance from the L Taraval, M Oceanview and K Ingleside lines.

More info on the park:
https://sfrecpark.org/destination/pine-lake-park/pine-lake-picnic-area/

and

https://sfrecpark.org/destination/sigmund-stern-recreation-grove/

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