Tag: Andrea Fella

Refuges Class with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella

Refuges Class with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella [2010]

Tuesdays, May 3 to June 14, 7 to 9pm No meetings on May 17, June 7 For those who would like to formally take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, we will have four classes exploring the meaning of “taking refuge.” Then, on the evening of June 14, we will meet for a sitting, dharma talk, and refuge ceremony. Those who have been in the refuge ceremony before are encouraged to come again to provide support and inspiration. Taking…

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Women’s Daylong with Andrea Fella

Women’s Daylong with Andrea Fella [2010]

Saturday, March 5, 9am to 4:30pm Offers a space for women to gather in silence and community.  Alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, with instruction, questions, and a Dharma Talk. At the end of the day, we will gather in community to share refreshment  and mindful speech. Bring your own lunch (in silence) and refreshment to share for the afternoon gathering, if you wish.

Mindfulness of Mind Daylong with Andrea Fella

Mindfulness of Mind Daylong with Andrea Fella [2010]

Saturday, February 26, 9:30am to 4:30pm Taught in the style of U Tejaniya.  The simplicity, silence and support of retreats contribute to letting go of many distractions that get in the way of clear seeing and for developing a continuity of awareness.  We will explore relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one’s experience.. The retreat will alternate periods of sitting & walking with instructions & discussion. The day will be primarily in…

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Hidden Villa Meditation Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella

Hidden Villa Meditation Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella [2010]

Friday, May 6 to Friday, May 13, 2011 Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 This retreat and wait list are full.  We are not accepting any more applications. Flyer Information Application Note: the application link will take you to our new web-based registration form. Please follow the directions from there. If you need a paper application, contact the registrar (contact info on flyer). Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in…

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Young Adults’ Practice and Community Day

Young Adults’ Practice and Community Day [2010]

Sunday, July 25, 2010 1:30 to 5:30pm Join teachers Andrea Fella and Donald Rothberg for a half-day retreat on the theme “Integrating Practice and Daily Life.” As a follow-up to the November daylong for young adults, Twheet, this event is geared to build community among in a supportive environment for practitioners roughly 20-35yrs. This special event will be co-hosted by teachers Andrea Fella and Donald Rothberg and features a mix of sittings, short dharma talks, and opportunities for group discussion….

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Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella

Daily Life Practice Retreat w/ Andrea Fella [2010]

Sunday, February 20 to Saturday, February 26, 2011 Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with our daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice and discussion. We begin with a half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, and end with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week we will…

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Hidden Villa Meditation Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella

Hidden Villa Meditation Retreat with Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella [2010]

Sunday, March 20 to Sunday March 27, 2011 Hidden Villa , 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Registration opens November 20, 2010 This retreat is currently full.  New applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if spots open up. Flyer Information Application Gil has practiced Zen and Vipassana since 1975 and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. He has trained in both the Japanese Soto Zen tradition and the Insight Meditation lineage of Theravada…

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Taught by Andrea Fella

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Taught by Andrea Fella [2010]

Five Wednesday Evenings March 24 to April 21, 2010, 7:30 to 9pm Insight Meditation or Vipassana, is a simple technique, beginning with focusing the attention on the breath. The practice concentrates and calms the mind. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mindfulness, a practice of moment-to-moment observation which cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. While mindfulness practice can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life, it is…

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Sati Center: Sutta Study – The Supreme Net Taught by Andrea Fella

Sati Center: Sutta Study – The Supreme Net Taught by Andrea Fella [2009]

Friday, April 30, 9:30am to 1pm During this class we will study the Brahmajala Sutta, the first discourse from the Digha Nikaya. In this profound discourse, the Buddha describes sixty-two speculative views about the nature of the self and the world. All these speculative views are shown to lead away from freedom; the Buddha points to the craving and agitation that underlie them. Finally, the Buddha teaches the way out of the net of speculative views through the development of…

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Mindfulness of Mind Daylong Retreat with Andrea Fella

Mindfulness of Mind Daylong Retreat with Andrea Fella [2009]

Saturday, October 2, 9:30am to 4:30pm Taught in the style of U Tejaniya, an approach to mindfulness emphasizing relaxation and careful attention to the attitude one has toward one’s experience; mindfulness in the context of one’s daily life.Practicing mindfulness on retreat is one of the foundations for maturing insight meditation. The simplicity, silence and support of retreats contribute to letting go of many of the distractions that get in the way of clear seeing. Retreats also are a wonderful environment…

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Mindfulness in Daily Life Retreat with Andrea Fella

Mindfulness in Daily Life Retreat with Andrea Fella [2009]

(Householder Retreat) Sunday to Saturday, March 7 – 13 Integrating practice into our daily lives can be difficult. Many of us need support for this challenging but rewarding aspect of practice. We will integrate formal practice and Dharma discussion with daily life by surrounding our usual workweek and workdays with practice & discussion. A half-day retreat with instructions and discussion on Sunday, ending with a daylong retreat on the following Saturday. During the week, meet morning and evening. You may…

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Three Month Course, Part 2 with Joseph Goldstien, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella

Three Month Course, Part 2 with Joseph Goldstien, Rebecca Bradshaw, Annie Nugent, Greg Scharf, Andrea Fella [2009]

October 24 – December 4, 2010 Insight Meditation Society  Barre, Massachusettes This three-month course, including its six-week partials, is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahasi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based…

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Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Andrea Fella and Pamela Weiss

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Andrea Fella and Pamela Weiss [2009]

Wednesday, August 4 to Sunday, August 8, 2010 Jikoji Retreat Center, 12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos CA 95033 Application Information Flier Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and, under Gil Fronsdal’s guidance, began teaching meditation classes in 2003.  She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the U.S. and Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janaka. Andrea…

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Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Andrea Fella

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Andrea Fella [2009]

Memorial Weekend, May 28–31, 2010 Jikoji Retreat Center, 12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos CA 95033 This retreat is currently full.  New applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if spots open up. Application Information Flier Registration opens January 28, 2010. This is a silent mindfulness retreat with alternating sitting and walking meditation, as well as instruction, Dharma talks, and interviews with the teachers. It will be conducted at the rustic Jikoji Retreat Center on Skyline Boulevard in…

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