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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Dates
    • Sunday, January 7, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PT

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The benefits of intermittent fasting are well documented in modern science.  They include improved memory, blood pressure and resting heart rates, loss of fat, better insulin resistance and improved endurance. The most popular use of intermittent fasting is the 16/8 model where you eat all calories within an 8 hour window per day and then fast the rest of the day.

This way of eating has been practiced by meditators since the time of the Buddha.  In intensive retreat practice and in the life of monastics, no food is taken after lunch.  It is done because of the spiritual benefits such as mental clarity and luminosity, overcoming craving and less reactivity.  

This 4 week class is to give you the support and tools you need to intermittently fast for 28 days so that you can experience these benefits (physical, emotional and spiritual) for yourself.

Schedule Sundays 4-5:30pm PT:
Jan 7
Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 28

Suggested Donation: $170

Melissa McKay Teacher

Melissa began her path of meditation in 1998 with a small group of dedicated practitioners in Oakland, CA with her beloved, though not known, teacher named Barbara Janus who introduced her to the teachings of Sayadaw U Pandita of Burma. Her first retreat was with Sayadaw U Pandita and the profound changes she saw in... Read more

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