Teachers

David Seybert

David is a certified Ananda Meditation teacher, spiritual counselor and Ananda Yoga (RYT200) teacher. David also teaches tai chi and qigong, and recently completed a week-long, silent retreat immersed in Buddhist vipashyana (mindfulness) practices, guided by a traditionally-trained Tibetan lama.

David has been on a spiritual path since several awakening experiences in his teenage years.  In college, he completed a B.A. degree in Philosophy, with a special focus on Eastern religions. He also began to study meditation: learning tai chi, qigong and yoga and living in a Zen Buddhist monastery. Later, while pursuing a career and raising a family, he continued to study and practice different techniques and traditions of meditation. David recently retired from his position as a director of the Center at Ananda Laurelwood in order to devote his time and energy more fully to teaching and practice.

 

Events with David Seybert

Guided Silent Retreat Mar 2019
March 28, 2019

The 3-day Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. The methods and pattern of meditation practice are drawn from the vipassana tradition and the “eight-fold” path of yoga from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The sessions unfold at a gentle, progressive pace with opportunities to rest and reset…

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
May 11, 2019

Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness is a modern presentation of ancient meditation techniques that are central to the Buddhist vipassana and zen traditions. Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be…

Qigong Workshop: Movement, Energy & Meditation – June 2019
June 9, 2019

This one-day workshop will explore the ancient Chinese healing art of Qigong (chi kung). “Qi” (or “chi”) means “life energy” and “gong” (or “kung”) means “skill gained through practice”. The simple, accessible movements of qigong use posture, breath and mental focus to help us feel, develop, direct and balance the flow…

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
June 22, 2019

Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness is a modern presentation of ancient meditation techniques that are central to the Buddhist vipassana and zen traditions. Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be…

Guided Silent Retreat July 2019
July 11, 2019

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
July 26, 2019

Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness is a modern presentation of ancient meditation techniques that are central to the Buddhist vipassana and zen traditions. Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be…

Qigong Workshop: Movement, Energy & Meditation - Aug 2019
August 10, 2019

This one-day workshop will explore the ancient Chinese healing art of Qigong (chi kung). “Qi” (or “chi”) means “life energy” and “gong” (or “kung”) means “skill gained through practice”. The simple, accessible movements of qigong use posture, breath and mental focus to help us feel, develop, direct and balance the flow…

Guided Silent Retreat Sept 2019
September 26, 2019

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

Guided Silent Retreat Dec 2019
December 5, 2019

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…


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