Sunday Sessions with Henry

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Meditation teacher Michael Taft

Guest Teacher Michael Taft

On Sunday May 19 we’re excited to welcome Michael Taft as our guest teacher.

Michael has been our guest twice before and his qualities of stillness, clarity, insight, and good humor are something we always look forward to.

Michael W. Taft is a meditation teacher, author, and podcaster. Michael teaches meditation courses, retreats, and individuals worldwide, and is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Mindful Geek. He is the founder and host of the Deconstructing Yourself podcast.

From Zen temples in Japan to yogi caves in India, Michael has been meditating for over thirty five years and has extensive experience in both Buddhist and Hindu Tantric practice. Michael is the co-founder of the groundbreaking Alembic center in Berkeley. He was previously editor-in-chief of Being Human, and was the long-time editorial director of Sounds True. Michael lives with his family in the Bay Area.

The peace of our true nature

Sunday Sessions are a chance to gather in community to investigate our true nature, and settle into the deep rest and peace that it can provide.

Each session offers an exploration, from the heart, of various themes and practices inherent in the Original Love program.

There is a guided meditation and a talk that is often infused with poetry, with teachings old and new, with quotes from beloved authors and poignant stories.

Sunday Sessions end with a Q&A period where students will have the chance to ask questions, and hear answers to the questions that other students have on their minds and hearts.


Cost for Sunday Session

$30 – includes:

  • May 19 Sunday Session
  • Access to the Sunday session recording for 10 days

All Sunday sessions will be recorded if you can’t attend live, and made available the following day.


We warmly welcome you to contact us if a scholarship would allow you to attend this Sunday session. Please contact the Original Love program manager Jeremy for details about how to apply.


If you have any questions about this Sunday session, please contact Jeremy. We’re happy to answer any questions and look forward to having you join us!

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The One Year Program

If you know you’d like to commit to the entire year of Original Love Sunday Sessions, please take a look at our One Year Program, which you can join at any time.

The One Year Program includes:

  • a full year subscription to The Way, Henry’s new meditation app
  • a discounted rate on the Sunday Sessions
  • access to the Sunday Session recordings for the whole year (vs 10 days access for a la carte sign ups).

All Sunday Sessions are included in the One Year Program (if you’re already registered for the program, there’s no need to register for individual Sundays.)


About your teacher

Henry Shukman

Henry is an authorized Zen Master in the Sanbo Zen lineage, and is the Spiritual Director of Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to teaching meditation, Henry is an award-winning author and poet. His struggles and traumatic experiences as a youth, combined with a spontaneous awakening experience at 19, paved the way for Henry to develop a well-rounded approach to healing and awakening through meditation.

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Zen Teacher, Author, Poet.