Are You Out of Your Mind?! – A Dharma Talk by Pat Yingst

Saturday, September 19th at 10:00am

This talk is about the joy of stepping out of our thinking mind (otherwise called our ‘small mind’) and enjoying a pure state of awareness – a state in which we are able to experience connectedness to our true nature, to the others around us, and to the amazing beauty of the natural world.  When we are in this state we can make heaven out of hell.  It is within the grasp of each of us.

About Pat Yingst: Pat began practicing Zen meditation in 1988 and has been a member of Austin Zen Center since its inception. She has seven years experience teaching meditation in prisons and was active in the Austin intra-Buddhist prison volunteer organization, Inside Meditation. For two years, she served as office manager/bookkeeper for the center in 2005-2006. She was co-editor of AZC’s journal, Just This, for its first five years. Pat has also served on the AZC Board of Directors.