Insight Meditation with Dharma Talks
Ryan Hastings has been practicing Buddhist meditation for nearly 30 years. He took refuge and the precepts from Brother Chan-Huy, Thich Nhat Hanh's nephew, in 2012, has completed Level One classes at Chung Tai, and is being recommended for the next class of Dharma Teacher training at Spirit Rock.
INSIGHT MEDITATION WITH DHARMA TALKS
Insight Meditation is a type of meditation rooted in the early teachings of the Buddha. By cultivating a mindfulness practice, we come to learn how our minds work and how to end the stress and suffering we create for ourselves, to bring about complete liberation of the heart and mind. This is a study and practice group of peers interested in meditating and exploring the teachings of the Buddha and applying them to our lives to bring about profound transformation and healing. We begin with 20 minutes of sitting meditation, followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation, and another 20 minutes of sitting meditation. Then comes a Dharma Talk followed by discussion either on the topic for the night or on some aspect of our practice.