Viveka’s teaching emphasizes awakening here and now - grounded in the body, and accessed through a spacious, appreciative, curiosity. Since being ordained in 1997, she has been committed to developing Triratna’s collective teaching and practice of vipshyana (insight) in meditation.

Her teaching style is informed by over 20 years of dharma practice and long silent retreats, interaction with a diversity of Buddhist teachers and practitioners, and her work as a certified coach, facilitator, and trainer supporting people in social change movements to realize lasting transformation.

She lives in San Francisco, California where she has been Chair of the Triratna Buddhist Center since 2000.

absolute and relative - view and conduct

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 to Friday, 23 October 2020 2020

 ‘Though the view should be as vast as the sky, keep your conduct as fine as barley flour.’  - Padmasambhava

Along the path, insights into the open sunyata nature of reality (wisdom/view) meet and manifest in the realm of relationship and activity (conduct/compassion). We will explore this maturing process through meditation, interaction, and ritual. Viveka’s meditation teaching emphasizes an attitude of curiosity and a compassionate fearlessness that is open to whatever the path may bring.

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listening deeply: order meditation retreat

Friday, 29 August 2014 to Friday, 5 September 2014 2014

Explore meditation as a practice of experiential inquiry, grounded in the body, and opening towards the insights pointed out by the Buddha.

Viveka teaches and embodies a curious and receptive way of being as a direct approach to the truth of how things really are. 

Small group inquiry dialogues and individual meditation reviews will complement the meditation practice.

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