We teach and practice a type of meditation known as Mahasati meditation. Mahasati in Pali means “great awareness.” It is a form of Vipassana (Insight) meditation that originated in Southeast Asia. Mahasati meditation cultivates self-awareness through attention to both the body’s movement and the actions of the mind in the present moment. This ultimately leads to a direct and profound understanding of the origins of suffering in human experience and points the way toward ultimate liberation.
We have in-person meditation practice sessions every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at the Redding Center. Our Wednesday program is virtual, so you can join by Zoom.
- Wednesday Meditation & Dhamma Talk – Read More
- Thursday Insight Meditation Practice – Read More
- Saturday Meditation & Dhamma Talk – Read More
Retreats are an excellent opportunity to deepen your meditation practice by allowing you to cultivate self-awareness for an extended period without distraction. We offer both offsite residential retreats, and onsite weekend and one-day non-residential retreats. Our retreats are usually led by Achan Da & Achan Niphen, both ordained Thai Forest Monks and meditation masters who have been teaching for decades and practiced under Thai meditation master Luangpor Teean Jittasubho. There are a few beds available for non-residential programs for people traveling from a distance.
While our retreats are conducted mainly in silence, there are also Dhamma talks and opportunities for questions and answers.
Secular Mindfulness Classes
These will be restarting soon.