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Save the date: November 2 in Berkeley.
Phillip Moffitt on The Nine Bodies.

Most of us are familiar with the work of Phillip Moffitt; he is the founding teacher of Marin Sangha. He has been teaching meditation for over 25 years and has been a guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2010. Phillip is the author of Emotional Chaos to Clarity and Dancing with Life. He has a new book out, Awakening Through the Nine Bodies, and will be speaking about it in Berkeley on November 2.

Phillip has been studying with Sri Swami Balyogi Premvarni, a yogi in the ancient Himalayan forest tradition, since 1999. Balyogi teaches about the Nine Bodies; a system of wisdom about the wholeness of a human being -- mind, consciousness, body, spirit, and more. his system is based in ancient yoga traditions combined with Balyogi's own understandings. From these understandings, Balyogi created a number of beautiful and mysterious illustrations that depict various energetic states of human consciousness.

After many years of practicing these teachings, Phillip developed specific meditations based on Balyogi's illustrations. The meditations guide practitioners to a direct experience of each of the Nine Bodies. In his new book, Awakening through the Nine Bodies, Phillip pairs the illustrations with meditation instructions and insights about each one. The book serves as a gateway for a deep exploration of the nature of mind.

Phillip Moffitt will be speaking about the Nine Bodies teachings at First Congregational Church of Berkeley on November 2, 2017. Copies of his book will be available. Admission will be $10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Doors will open at 7:00 and the event will start at 7:30.

For much more information about Phillip Moffitt and this book, please visit

Dear Marin Sangha Members ~

The Marin Sangha Board of Directors is looking for nominees to become members of the Board. The application form will be on the back table on Sunday nights, and an electronic version is available through the link below. The application lists the qualities and qualifications we are seeking in our new directors, and an idea of the time commitment involved, as well as an invitation to join our Board Meetings for the remainder of 2017. Nominations will be accepted through September 30th, and Directors will be elected at the January Board Meeting.

In deep appreciation for all of the efforts made so that the sangha may thrive,

Linda Howerton-Pritchett
President, Marin Sangha

September 24: A Thousand Mothers

On Sunday, September 24, Marin Sangha will show a movie. A Thousand Mothers, a 39-minute documentary, is an intimate look at the refuge and opportunity that a monastic life offers girls and women at a rural Buddhist nunnery in Myanmar, even as the nation begins to undergo dramatic changes.

A Thousand Mothers is by filmmaker and long-time Sangha member Kim Shelton. For more information, please visit

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