Spirit Loft Sangha
Spirit Loft Sangha is a community of individuals joined by the shared value of awakening to, and living, a mindful and compassionate life. The community is an independent, unaffiliated, nonsectarian sangha exploring an approach to meditation practice and the Buddha dharma (teachings for awakening) that is firmly rooted in a naturalistic, scientific, rational, and empirical understanding. An approach that has been termed Zen Naturalism.
Our group is led by studio co-director/founder Andre Talbot, a senior dharma student, mindfulness teacher and mindset/peak performance coach. Andre’s approach is informed through many years of training with the Empty Mountain Sangha and his primary teacher Poep Sa (Dharma Teacher) Frank Jude Boccio, as well as, his decades of experience leading individuals and groups in a variety of settings in the fields of human movement, embodiment and mindfulness/mindset practices.
Our weekly online sessions Saturdays at 9 am are open to all who wish to join. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or brand new to meditation, whether you have a spiritual or religious affiliation or consider yourself secular, you will find our approach supportive and welcoming.
Explore our weekly sessions to see for yourself how the human technology of mindful awareness, the teachings of the Buddha dharma and the cultivation of wisdom and compassion can help us to creatively navigate the challenges of life and the many difficulties facing of our modern world.
Regular rates: 18+HST/4 Pack $60 + HST includes 1 hr livestream guided meditation, dharma talk and access to recording.
New practitioner rates: Receive 50% off your first 4 pack with the promocode: BeStill
On Demand Videos
When you sign up for our meditation group sessions, you’ll get access to recorded video of the session for 21 days as a supportive resource for your self practice and study. Refer to the email we send you after each session for the access password.
Sumidera Heart Sutra, 8th century Japan (Princeton Art Museum)
This season we are exploring practice inspired by the The Heart Sutra (the heart of the Prajñaparamita Sutra), one of the most frequently used and recited text in the entire Mahayana Buddhist tradition. This rich body of practice offers subtle and profound teachings on non-duality and the letting go of preconceived notions, opinions, and attachments, in order to become more open to the wonders of our life.