- Please know that masks are required for all indoor ISS sittings and events.
- Virtual doors to our Zoom Sittings open each week at 6:45p PST. We will follow our usual format – Michael will give a brief intro talk, then a 30 minute sitting, followed by a Dharma talk and Q & A. This has worked out well for us in weeks past. Let’s keep leaning in.
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