Visiting Teachers

Brian LeSage

Brian has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada, and Tibetan schools and was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996.  His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S.  He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide.  Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma.

Events with Brian LeSage

Deepening the Natural Path to the Heart's Liberation: A Vipassana Retreat for Experienced Practitioners
June 28, 2020

Join us in practicing the timeless teachings of the Buddha as a pathway to inner peace, freedom, and the compassionate heart.  This retreat is designed to offer support for experienced practitioners in insight meditation, known as Vipassana in the Buddhist tradition, which has been a foundation of Buddhist teachings for 2,500 years. Inspired by the early Buddhist tradition, we will utilize the natural surroundings to support our inner exploration. There will be a focus on cultivating an embodied presence and mindful awareness that embraces our experience with acceptance and wisdom. We will offer meditation instructions for Vipassana and lovingkindness practices, including walking and hiking meditation. Additionally, there will be individual practice discussions…

At Home in Our Lives: A Meditation Retreat for People Who Identify as Men
September 1, 2020

It has never been clearer. Now is the time to find a different way of relating to being men in the world. Join us for this precious opportunity to wake up in a way that is transformative for ourselves, our communities and our world. It is indeed rare to be in a small group of men dedicated to exploring our cultural inheritance.  What can we let go of? What will we pass on? Can we remember our birthright of living with an undefended heart? The retreat will consist of silent sitting and walking practice until early afternoon, followed by meditative…