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Living the Dharma in Daily Life

Marin Sangha is an insight meditation (vipassana) group in Northern California dedicated to offering the teachings of the Buddha and guidance in Buddhist spiritual discipline with an emphasis on direct experience and a special focus on living the dharma in daily life. Phillip Moffitt established Marin Sangha in 1998 with just a dozen members; we now have over one hundred regular participants.

Sangha means community. The Marin Sangha holds the intention of building community by creating a space where dharma students can gather to explore the unfolding of the teachings in their lives in a safe and welcoming environment. Everyone who attends is a valued member with a place in our community. This is an open group. People with all levels of meditation experience are invited to attend. New students are especially welcome.

We meet Sundays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Bayview Room at the
St. Luke Presbyterian Church
10 Bayview Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901

Chairs are provided, but bring your own meditation cushions. Wheelchair accessible.

Dana (generosity) Practice

In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless; therefore, there is no fee for attending the Marin Sangha weekly meditation meeting. However, in the Buddhist tradition we also practice dana, or generosity, by giving offerings in gratitude for the Dharma. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Dana pays for our rent, insurance, and other operational costs.

Another way to practice generosity is through service. A substantial amount of effort goes into ensuring that each meeting goes smoothly. Sangha members are encouraged to volunteer to help set up before the meeting and straighten up afterwards. You may help on a regular or occasional basis. This is another opportunity to make friends and participate in the Sangha.

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Please consider making a donation to Marin Sangha to assist us in carrying out our mission of helping individuals live a values-based spiritual life in alignment with Buddhist principles. Donations are tax-deductable.

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