Shoken Sangha


Inspired by the commitment to community and practice that Michael Stone infused in his sangha, and the teachings and guidance I was honored to receive as one of his mentor students, I offer;




Community Park Potluck: Sunday, September 3rd
To honor the concluding of the 49 days of traditional mourning, we’ll gather together as a community to share practice, food, and life.  Michael often held potlucks at the end of trainings or workshops, and coming together as our NY pocket of his sangha would be a lovely way to honor him.

Prospect Park – near here
1:30pm – Potluck
3:30pm – Closing Offering
(come anytime)

Community Event: Weekend of October 13th
Michael was going to come to NY for a weekend workshop for the first time in many years this weekend.  To keep him close in our hearts and practice, we’ll gather together this weekend to practice.

Date/Times/Locations TBD

Ongoing Support: Anytime
Along with his other close mentor students, I offer ongoing support to the community. That can take many forms, such a occasional emails, to working together in a formal teaching relationship, and more.  Feel free to reach out:

Retreat Dharma Talks:
Only 3 weeks after Michael’s passing, an inspiring group of individuals decided to continue the 8-Day Silent Meditation Retreat in France.  Normally, Rose Riccio and I would have assisted Michael on this retreat, and instead co-lead it together.  We alternated days giving dharma talks, and these are three I gave.  Raw, unpolished, and heartfelt. (To play, download first, then use a music player to listen)