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  • Kim Allen
    Kim Allen

    Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003 and has trained intensively in the US and Asia. Trained by Gil Fronsdal, she now teaches at Insight Santa Cruz and also offers classes and retreats around the Bay Area and farther afield. Dedicated to a contemplative life of study and practice, she draws from a background in science, meditation, and creativity to offer classical Dhamma in a modern context. Her education includes a Ph.D. in physics and a master’s degree in environmental and social sustainability.


Mar 10 2021


Pacific Time
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Special Events

Renunciation in Lay Life – Wednesdays March 10-24

In Buddhist teachings, renunciation, or letting go, is associated with contentment, ease, simplicity, and relational harmony. It supports the development of the path toward liberation. Although renunciation is often associated with monastic life, it can be harmonious with lay life, and increasing numbers of lay Buddhist practitioners are interested in how it can support their path.

In this series of classes, we will explore letting go of activities, mental patterns, and identifications that bring agitation into our minds. Participants will have the chance to practice renunciation in their own lives, ask questions about their experience, and learn together with others.

Please register here to receive the study guide for the class.

Online Meeting ID: 875 3249 1321

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