Beginners’ Practice Group with Susan Ezequelle & Jim Bronson Beginners’ Practice Group with Susan Ezequelle & Jim Bronson For Beginners, Special Events Wednesdays, November 17 to December 15, 2010, 7:30 – 9pm No class on 11/24/10 This series is for those beginners who have taken a basic mindfulness meditation instruction class and would like to take the next step in building and supporting their practice. Come to this five-week discussion group on developing mindfulness practice. There will be a 20 minute sitting, a review of the basic teachings, and lots of discussion. The class will review the basic instructions in mindfulness meditation, discuss the five hindrances to meditation, and there will be an introduction to the Four Noble Truths. For those who have been practicing from one day to 6 months. No class 11/24/10 Susan Ezequelle has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1997. A student of Gil Fronsdal, she is a past IMC Board President and worked closely with Gil and other community members to found in 2001 the Insight Meditation Center. She is a member of the IMC Chaplaincy Council and teaches the Beginners Practice Group program. A long-time practitioner of yoga, she also fills in as teacher for the IMC yoga classes when the primary teacher is not available. Jim Bronson began working with the inner life and spiritual traditions as a student of Krishnamurti through a meditation course in 1968; he began Vipassana Meditation in 1990. Jim focuses on expressing his practice in the world with community outreach and education through Kara for those dealing with tragedy and loss. In addition to talks and meditation instruction in the Bay Area, he officiates at weddings and memorial services, and has organized retreats in natural settings. He is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader program and serves on the IMC Chaplaincy Council. Hehelped create an anthology of practice wisdom, stories and art by lay Vipassana practitioners, called ‘Passing It On’.