Pat Coffey

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:  Baha’i Hall at 5 Ravenscroft Drive, 3rd Floor (the building next door (north) to the AIM Meditation Hall. An elevator is available from the building’s rear entrance.)

Come enjoy an evening of meditation, dharma, and exploration with Pat Coffey, an Insight Meditation Teacher in the Spirit Rock/Insight Meditation Society system.

Pat Coffey’s talk title:  “Working with Difficult Energies”

Mr. Coffey is one of the primary teachers of Ronya Banks, AIM’s founder and lead teacher. He will be visiting our sangha before leading a meditation retreat Aug 14-19, 2015 at the Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Hot Springs, NC.

Mr. Coffey began his meditation practice forty years ago and teaches both domestically and internationally. He has studied with numerous Asian and Western teachers in the Theravada, Tibetan, and Zen traditions. Pat is founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville, co-founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, as well as a co-founder of the Blue Ridge Prison Project.

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 under the tutelage of Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Down-to-earth, real-world, practical dharma is the hallmark of his teaching. The father of two children, owner of several businesses, and holder of several patents, Pat draws on his varied and rich life experience to articulate the dharma.

Suggested Donation:  $20

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