About David Sudar
A former Buddhist monk, David Sudar has spent over two years on silent Vipassana Meditation retreat, primarily in Myanmar with his core teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He has also lived at the Upaya Zen Center, studied Yoga across India, and holds a degree in Western Psychology. In both his work and personal life, his great passion is integrating traditional spiritual practice with the realities of everyday life.
David is now based in Portland, Oregon as a meditation teacher and mindfulness coach. For more information, please visit his website, PathOfSincerity.com
All David's meditations will be highly experiential and will seek to guide you into a felt sense of what Buddhist meditation is all about.
Introduction to Vipassana Meditation
In the Buddhist tradition, the most powerful meditation practice is called Vipassana. It refers no so much to a specific technique, but to a way of seeing & relating to our experience. Through various exercises and guided meditations, this workshop will explore the building blocks of Vipassana and learning how to use them to increase inner freedom and lessen suffering.
Social Buddhist Meditation
Rather than something we do by ourselves with our eyes closed, Buddhist meditation is a practice to bring into every moment of our lives. This experiential workshop will introduce some of the basic ways we can apply meditation to our relationships. Through various exercises, we will explore how to be fully present with ourselves, while also being fully present with another.
Radical Relaxation through Vipassana Meditation
This workshop will begin with timeless methods of self-calming, like pranayama, muscular release & mindfulness. From there, it will become very radical, deeply diving into the question, "what is the root cause of stress?" This simple inquiry builds an inner awareness that will allow us, step by step, to live our everyday life in a state of peacefulness and relaxation.