An approach to meditation that integrates seemingly opposing approaches into a single unified approach.


6 Saturdays,
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
April 27th - June 1st

Meditation, Talk & Discussion

1680 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94303

The Flow Meditation Series

6 Saturday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:00p,
April 27th - June 1st

In this six-week series you will learn and practice Japanese Zen meditation, a direct approach, interwoven and integrated with the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta, or the Greater Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, a gradual approach as taught in the respective traditions, Zen & Theravada.



The Flow Meditation Series: Zazen & Sattipathana

6 Saturdays
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
April 27th - June 1st

Meditation, Talk & Discussion

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Sitting Posture & Body

Learn the sitting posture of Japanese Zen Meditation, Zazen, and how to be mindful of the body in meditation practice, as per the First Foundation of Mindfulness, Contemplation of the Body.

April 27, 2024
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Just Sitting & Feelings

Learn Shikantaza, the form of Zen meditation that translates to "just sitting" or "nothing but sitting" in Japanese. Its a practice that emphasizes a non-conceptual, non-dual awareness.

Combine this direct approach with how to be mindful of feelings as per the Second Foundation of Mindfulness, Contemplation of Feelings.

May 4, 2024
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Walking Meditation & Mind

Learn Kinhin, a form of mindful walking in Japanese Zen. Its purpose is to maintain the meditative state of awareness and mindfulness during the transition between periods of sitting meditation.

Integrate this practice with how to be mindful of the mind in the Third Foundation of Mindfulness, Contemplation of the Mind.

May 11, 2024
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Koans & Mind Objects

Koans are paradoxical or enigmatic anecdotes, statements, or dialogues used in Zen Buddhism as a tool for meditation and contemplation.

Merge this direct approach with how to be mindful of mind-objects during meditation as per the Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness, Contemplation of Mind-Objects.

May 18, 2024

Insight & The Four Noble Truths

Kensho in Zen is an an immediate and direct insight, transcending dualistic perceptions and offering profound understanding into one's true nature.

Combine this understanding with the awareness of the Four Noble Truths of existence as taught by Siddhartha Gautama.

May 25, 2024
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Realization and the Four Stages

Learn about Satori in Zen term for sudden insight, an immediate and profound realization that transcends ordinary understanding, leading to a transformative shift in perception and awareness.

Combine this understanding with awareness of the Four Jhanas or the Four Stages of Meditation of a very advanced practitioner.

June 1, 2024

Facilitated by

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Karn Verma

Karn has previously given meditation instruction and talks at Jikoji Zen Center in Los Gatos, California. He has been practicing meditation intensively since 2016 at Jikoji and related zen temples, attending several week long meditation practice periods (sesshin) with dialogue and interactions with resident & visiting teachers. Jikoji was founded by Japanese Zen teacher Kobun Chino Ottogawa, an influencial figure in bringing Zen to the United States alongside Suzuki Roshi. In his spiritual study Karn has focused on the writings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, various Zen teachers, and the teachings of the Buddha. He also studies and hosts Japanese Ceremonial Tea, a meditative art and practice, with Daoist calligrapher, Gerow Reece. Read more about Karn here:


In the spirit of Dana, a Sanskrit term that translates to wholesome generosity or giving, we're offering the series freely


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    A serene space in Palo Alto, nestled amidst lush greenery, designed to inspire movement and meditation with its tranquil ambiance.

    Feeling Flow1680 Bryant StPalo Alto, CA 94301

    Doors open 15 minutes before class.

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