Teacher or Dharma Leader

  • Mei Elliott
    Mei Elliott
    Visiting Teacher

    Mei Elliott is a Dharma teacher in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, who practices at the intersection between Zen and Vipassana. Mei began training as a Zen monk at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in 2014, and has spent eight years living at Zen temples and monasteries. During this time she served as the director of San Francisco Zen Center and the guiding instructor for Young Urban Zen. Mei was authorized to teach by James Baraz and is currently a participant in Insight Meditation Center’s Dharma Teacher Training. She now resides at Insight Retreat Center where she serves as co-managing director.




Feb 25 2024


Pacific Time
10:15 am - 10:30 am



*Taking of the Refuges and Precepts – 4th Sunday

Taking refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha is an ancient, traditional Buddhist practice, reminding us of the peaceful effects of awakening, of the teachings, and of the community in our lives. And committing to the Five Training Precepts (not harming others, not taking that which is not offered, not harming others with our sexuality, not harming others with our speech, and not harming by the use of drugs and alcohol) is a practice that many lay Buddhists take on as part of their training. The fourth Sunday of each month will provide an opportunity to do this in a formal way in our community.

Follows the Sunday 45-Minute sitting each 4th Sunday.

*Guest Teacher Mei Elliott will offer the refuges 2/25/24

Meeting ID: 842 0074 5456
Passcode: 346779

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