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Buddha’s Map: Awakening Ease and Insight in the Heart of Meditation

A meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators.


Where and When:

Club House at Fairway Green Circle, San Jose, CA 95131
Saturday, April 16th 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
(The retreat starts promptly at 9:30. Please come early to settle in.)


Led by:

Doug Kraft



In the earliest records of what the Buddha actually said about meditation, we find an elegant, nuanced, and amazingly effective practice. It is a cousin to the Insight Meditation often taught in this country. And, it has differences. It rejects one-pointed concentration and emphasizes relaxation, ease, and sense of humor. It blends the cultivation of ease with cultivation of insight. As your practice deepens, the instructions shift to take advantage of the experience you have gained.

Doug’s book, Buddha’s Map, describes this practice.

During the day there will be time for instruction, questions and answers, and silent meditation. Please bring your own lunch.

New and experienced meditators are welcome.


Who’s Doug:

Doug is a dhamma teacher, psychotherapist, and retired Unitarian Universalist minister. He began meditating 35 years ago and has trained with various American teachers and Asian masters.



In this tradition the teachings are offered freely. Donations (called “dana”) are accepted as you are comfortable. Easing Awake, the sponsoring organization, is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Your support allows us to continue to offer these retreats.


More Information and Signup:

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