Eric BrusMeditation Teacher
Our Sangha has several meditation teachers who take turns leading. Typical meetings include brief introductions, a guided meditation, discussion, and a dedication of merit. Our Sangha members are friendly and welcoming to experienced and new practitioners alike.
I came to these practices after practicing insight and metta (loving-kindness) meditation in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition for many years. When I first encountered the Innate Wisdom and Compassion teachings in Lama John Makransky's book "Awakening Through Love," they resonated as powerful means for cultivating love and compassion and opening more fully to life as it is. Practicing regularly with our FAC sangha and receiving additional teachings from Lama John, Lama Willa Miller, Lama Liz Monson, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Anam Thubten, and others have helped me recognize opportunities for waking up even in the most difficult life situations. For example, providing ongoing care to a loved one with a chronic illness, and trying to remain sane and open-hearted in the midst of injustice and social and political turmoil.