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My First Meditation Workshop - Saturday April 14 from 1:30pm-3:30pm

Many thanks to Gary Linehan and the Union Democrat in Sonora for this article about my upcoming Meditation Workshop - The Pleasure of Breathing - at the Central Sierra Arts Council in Sonora, on Saturday April 14 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. (Please click on the image above to read it more easily.)

Please note that the address of the Arts Council is 193 S. Washington Street (opposite the Bank of America building at the intersection with Stockton) - and please bring a cushion or yoga mat with you, if you can. Everyone is welcome!

Tickets are $25 - or $10 for students.

Please call 310-383-7562 for more details of what I like to call Lazy Buddhism - a central part of my life for the past 21 years, and the core of how I look at the world and our beautiful cosmos.

Thank you - and namaste, Alexander


  1. Are you going to do any meditation workshop this month, May - 2012. I am interested to join.

  2. Thank you for your comment and very sorry for the delay in replying, it got buried in my huge amount of daily email. I do not have any specific dates as yet for my next meditation workshop, but I will probably do one fairly soon at the Yoga Loft in Sonora. I will post details on this blog and on my Facebook page when I have a date (please click the Like button on this blog, top right under the Buddha, and also, if possible, follow the blog by entering your email address).

    Thanks again and namaste,


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