Deconstructing Yourself with Michael Taft


Thu Oct 06 2022 at 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm


The Berkeley Alembic | Berkeley, CA

Join Michael Taft & The Alembic community for our Thursday evening in-person meditation! Stay after for tea & chatting.
About this Event

Deconstructing Yourself is a weekly drop-in guided meditation (approximately one hour) plus Q & A with Berkeley Alembic founding teacher Michael Taft. Deconstructing Yourself is all about sharing the life-changing force that is meditation. We extend beyond any particular religion or technique in order to welcome any and all who are interested. Deconstructing Yourself strives to encourage, inform, and inspire your meditation practice towards ongoing awakening. Meditations are ilvestreamed and archived on YouTube.


1. The front door to The Alembic auto-locks, and since we don't want our volunteer to miss the sit, the door will be locked at 6:30. Please arrive early lest you end up streaming the YouTube sit from the parking lot.

2. There is ample free parking - details and directions will be in your confirmation email.

Alembic founding teacher Michael W. Taft is a non-traditional meditation teacher, bestselling author, and podcaster. As a mindfulness coach, he specializes in secular, science-based mindfulness training in retreats, groups, corporate settings, and one-on-one sessions. Michael is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Mindful Geek, Nondualism: A Brief History of a Timeless Concept, and Ego (which he co-authored), as well as the editor of such books as Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson and The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young.

He has often taught meditation at Google, worked on curriculum development for SIYLI, and is currently core faculty at Wisdom Labs, in San Francisco. Michael is also a featured teacher on the Simple Habit app, and an official advisor to the Therapeutic Neuroscience Lab. He was previously editor-in-chief of Being Human, and was the long-time editorial director of Sounds True.

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 Vipassana and Hindu Tantric practice. Michael is a senior facilitator in Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness system, and is a teacher of meditation groups around the Bay Area. He currently lives in Oakland, California, and is founding editor of the iconoclastic mindfulness meditation blog and podcast Deconstructing Yourself.


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The Berkeley Alembic, 2820 Seventh Street, Berkeley, United States

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