Your Birthright: The Transformative Power of Compassionate Presence



Your Birthright: The Transformative Power of Compassionate Presence


Sun., Feb 11 2018 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM


Rotunda Multipurpose Room

Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series 2018

Join Pat Coffey, founder of Insight Meditation Center Charlottesville (IMCC), for this session exploring simple but powerful contemplative practices aimed at the cultivation of a calm and compassionate presence. Pat will articulate the elements helpful in order to form a contemplative practice that will serve you, your family, your community, and the world.
Pat Coffey began his meditation practice over 40 years ago and has taught meditation since 1996. He studied with numerous Asian and Western teachers in the Theravada, Tibetan, and Zen traditions. Pat is founder of The Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC), co-founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, co-founder of the Blue Ridge Prison Project, and co-founder, along with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, of The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. Pat was selected and trained as a meditation teacher in the joint teacher training program of the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California under the tutelage of Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Down-to-earth, real-world, practical dharma is the hallmark of his teaching. Pat is the father of two children, owner of several businesses, and holder of several patents. He draws on his varied and rich life experience to articulate the dharma.
This session is part of the CSC's 6-week Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series. It is open and free to everyone. Please arrive early, there is no registration for this series.
You may attend individual or multiple sessions as class capacity allows.