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Community Practice with Syra Smith: Meditation and dharma talk

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

SYRA SMITH is an artist, organizer and mindfulness educator interested in deep ecology and manifesting a culture where we can turn toward fearless abundance and generosity.

Syra teaches with East Bay Meditation Center’s Mahasangha in Oakland California, where she is co-creating space with one of the most diverse communities of practitioners in the US. She supports and works with Resolve to Stop the Violence, an award winning program in the San Francisco County Jail System utilizing contemplative and restorative practices to impact violence and recidivism in our prison communities. Syra is the founding co-guiding teacher for EBMC’s Young Adult Deep Refuge Group. She has been educating and working with young people for nearly 20 years. She coordinates and co-facilitates East Bay Meditation Center’s weekly Teen Sangha and has been committed to offering tools for resiliency to at-risk and incarcerated youth.

In the late ‘80s, Syra began her personal practice as a teen herself and has been practicing in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 2009. She graduated EBMC’s Commit to Dharma study program in 2011 and became a Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader in 2017. Syra teaches Insight Meditation and mindfulness throughout the SF Bay Area and is a regular visiting teacher with Napa Valley Insight Meditation, San Francisco LGBT Sangha and Oakland Against the Stream.

Sitting meditation followed by a talk or discussion. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled before the bell rings at 6:30 p.m. Chairs and cushions are available.


June 21
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Albuquerque Insight Meditation Center, 200 Rosemont Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
101 Rosemont Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM United States