* * * Re-wiring for Joy * * *

A 12-week Program led by Dharma teacher Amma Thanasanti


Note: Currently the Fall Intensive is open for enrollment. To apply see the very bottom of this page.

Dates: Saturday, September 14th to Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Description: A small group of 16 students will meet once a week during the 12-week program. This intensive practice/study period will focus on the teachings and practices of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta - MN 10) and healing limbic injuries.

In these spring and fall intensives we gather to create a courageous practice period in the very middle of our daily lives. With the support of the group, the teacher, and the teachings we can all take a further step more fully into the Buddha's Noble Eight Fold Path.

This Program consists of four daylong retreats, weekly classes, and up to four private meetings with the teacher during the program.
Daylongs from 9:45am-6pm on Saturdays 9/14, 10/19, 11/16 and 12/7 in the East Bay.
Wednesday classes from 7pm-9pm in Berkeley
Note: the 1st Wednesdays of each month (10/2, 11/6, and 12/4) will be a student-led potluck and practice evening

Cost: $950-$750 sliding scale (work scholarships offered for those with lower incomes)
Prerequisites: At least two silent week-long mindfulness, insight or loving-kindness retreat within the last five years.

For more information please email our registrar: judy.maggiore [at] gmail.com


Amma Thanasanti is a California born spiritual teacher dedicated to serving all beings. Since she first encountered the Dharma in 1979, she has been committed to awakening. As a former Buddhist nun of 26 years, she combines the precision and rigor of the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition, compassion, pure awareness practices and a passion for wholeness. Amma has been teaching intensive meditation retreats in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia since 1995. She invites an openness to pause and inquire into the truth of the present moment, integrating what is liberating at the core of our human condition.


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