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Vinny Ferraro

Vinny Ferraro

Vinny Ferraro
is a co-founder of the Dharma Punx and co-guiding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He is also a nationally recognized leader in designing and implementing mindfulness curriculum for at-risk youth and in schools.

Kind Awareness: Meditations and Reflections on the Buddhist Path of Awakening

Jan 14 - 19, 2018 Begins in 1 month
with Noah Levine & Vinny Ferraro

Using a hybrid of meditation and loving-kindness meditation techniques, Noah and Vinny will offer an experience of the teachings and practices of the Buddha. We will learn how to develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through the revolutionary spiritual practices of the Buddha. The workshop explores the way that true spiritual practice is an engagement with life that goes against the norms of our confused society and is therefore an act of rebellion. This ancient path of awakening to our own deepest wisdom and compassion is accessible to all who choose it.


Celebrating Fatherhood

Jun 15 - 17, 2018 Begins in 6 months
with Joanna Claassen Ferraro & Vinny Ferraro

“With so much to get to, it’s easy to get caught up in all the doing,” say Joanna and Vinny. “Let’s spend some time just being. Over the weekend there will be stories, games for the whole family, crafts for the kids, and time for everyone to be nourished by Esalen's healing land and waters. Saturday afternoon, we will offer a children's program, during which adults will be free to book a massage, enjoy some solitude, or spend time with one another. We will also explore the inner life with some mindful reflection on the path of fatherhood.



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