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10-Week Series with Rebecca Denk

The intention of this program is to encourage a deepening of our meditation practice and, within the refuge of sangha (spiritual community), to share insights and support for living with wisdom and compassion. We’ll begin each of our 10 online meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by an investigation of the second half of Why Buddhism Is True by Robert Wright. (The first half was covered in our Spring 2021 session.)

This New York Times best selling book looks at the Buddha’s teachings through the fascinating lens of evolutionary psychology and neuroscience. The author, a long-time Buddhist practitioner, uses both science and his personal experiences with meditation to illustrate how mindfulness really does reduce the suffering we cause ourselves and others.

“Delightfully personal, yet broadly important.” – Adam Frank, NPR.org

June 11th – August 20th, 2021
Fridays, 8:00-9:00 am
Please note: There will be no meeting on July 2nd.

Registration Fee
In keeping with the tradition of Theravadan Buddhism, the teachings will be freely offered. Participants are encouraged to make a donation (dana) of any amount for the instruction. To cover studio costs and its resources, a registration fee of $100 is requested.

*Important information about live streamed sessions:
You must pre-register at least 45 minutes in advance of the series start.
Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and password ~30 minutes prior to the event start.
Ensure that your email on file with us is current, so that you can receive the link!
Check your spam folder if you do not see the email from us!

A series allows your teacher to teach progressively and to tailor the class, theme or goal as they get to know each individual over time. Staying with one group for several weeks also builds commitment, community, and understanding for both the student and the teacher. Research shows that we learn better, feel discomfort less, and are more optimistic when we feel included in community. Our series classes build that kind of inclusion.

Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the series start; after which, no refunds are given.


About the instructor: Rebecca Denk

Rebecca Denk Yoga SeattleRebecca, RYT 200, has been a dedicated yoga student for over two decades and began teaching yoga in her Central District neighborhood in 2007. She offers weekly classes at Seattle Yoga Arts and Studio Arcadia in the CD. When not teaching, she often can be found behind her desk as Director of Finance & HR at KEXP 90.3 FM. Rebecca primarily trained in Anusara Yoga with Denise Benitez and Elizabeth Rainey, and in Prenatal Yoga with Jessica Jennings. Her classes are characterized by warmth, humor and a focus on physical alignment. Rebecca’s study of Buddhist meditation and appreciation for each student’s unique path greatly inform her teaching.

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