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Meditation

Saturday Morning Meditation: Reflections on Identity and No-Self

Online via Zoom 

 

Relax into your weekend with our Saturday Morning Meditations.

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We invite you to deepen your practice with this guided meditation and talk exploring two conflicting perspectives on identity, part of our monthly series Saturday Morning Meditation. At the heart of Buddhism is the saying, “Nothing whatsoever should be clung to as ‘I’ or ‘mine.” This teaching, as encapsulated in the concept of no-self, instructs us that the key to ending our suffering is to let go of a fixed sense of self. Yet identity, as a site and source of resistance, is crucial to our struggle for collective liberation. This is a continuation of the October Saturday Morning Meditation.  

This session is open to all levels. 

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Melvin Escobar is a core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, licensed psychotherapist, and certified yoga instructor. He has walked the path of service for much of his life, drawing on his experiences as a queer man of color from an immigrant working-class background. Escobar continues daily to learn the revolutionary potential of body-centered contemplative practices for personal and social healing via psychotherapy and the dharma. His article “Loving-Kindness: May All Beings Be Happy” was recently published in Lion’s Roar magazine.

 

Image: The Buddhist deity White Tara, approx. 1400–1500. Nepal. Copper with gilding, turquoise, lapis lazuli, other gemstones, and glass. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60S22+. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. 

The Asian Art Museum is committed to being accessible to all. If the price of this virtual program is a barrier for you, please use the code VIRTUALACCESS for complimentary admission. This promotion can be applied under the “Promo Code” section on the Payment Information page.