San Rafael Meditation – Community Space for Meditation in Marin and the Bay Area.
OpenEye is about Community, Creativity, Dharma and Shared Inquiry
Our intention is to offer a space where creativity and community can come together around mindfulness practices and meditations—to cultivate the opportunity to investigate with focused curiosity the Dharma and share the experiences of day-to-day practice and meditation with a joyful creative heart.
Meditation gatherings are offered freely. Donations support the teachers and rent for our meditation space.
The OpenEye meeting space is available for gatherings.
875 4th Steet | San Rafael CA
We are pleased that our mindful space has become a resource for gatherings of like minded groups. Some of the independent groups that have used OpenEye as their meeting space are Mindfulness for Millennials, The Teen Mindfulness Circle, Refuge Recovery, Smiling Mind Meditation Series, Kirtan with Evelie and Geshe Dangsong Namgyal teaching Pure Dzogchen.
If you’d like to hold a gathering at OpenEye Mindful Space, please contact Tarané:
firstname.lastname@example.org or use the site contact page.
May the merit of practice at OpenEye benefit all beings!
Director at OpenEye
Tarané, a long-time dedicated Buddhist practitioner and graphic artist, is also involved with several Buddhist groups in the area. She has enjoyed the privilege of being on the board of directors for Dharma Eye Zen Center, and has done occasional quest teaching at Rick Hanson’s San Rafael Meditation Group at Dominican University. In 2012 she took vows in the Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma tradition with Anam Thubten Rinpoche, becoming a member of the Vidyadhara.
Tarané’s practice includes sitting and studying in the traditions of Zen, Theravda, Tibetan Buddhism as well as Advita Vendanta. Currently she is particularly interested in the growing movement toward a secular Buddhism and the evolution of Buddhism as it is folded into our Western culture.
Having a strong creative inclination, Tarané loves to combine creativity/art and the dharma. She is very excited about offering art classes that weave Buddha’s teachings and meditation into the creative process. Her Monday Meditation & Art class is held at OpenEye twice each monthly when the series are in session.
Tarané is dedicated to the studying of the Buddha’s words from the Pali Canon as well as contemporary Buddhist writings. In the spirit of creating Sangha she was inspired in 2014 to organize the Tuesday Meditation and Discussion group. Since then, with Tarané’s out-reach efforts and encouragement, OpenEye has evolved to include several meditation gatherings each week.