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Maxine Hong Kingston & Gary Gach: Pause, Breathe, Smile
November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$12 - $15
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents
MAXINE HONG KINGSTON + GARY GACH
Pause, Breathe, Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough
Hosted by Kris Welch
Tickets: $12 advance, 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, Benefits KPFA Radio, Info: kpfa.org/events
Pause…breathe… smile Three small words each containing a universe of wisdom. With these words we are invited to bring the practice of mindfulness into every moment of our lives. This handbook by Gary Gach supports the cultivation of awareness, compassion and joy. The awakening of mindfulness will be discussed by Gary and Maxine Hong Kingston.
Maxine Hong Kingston, daughter of Chinese immigrants, is a poet, memoirist, and fiction writer who was born in Stockton, California, and educated at the University of California-Berkeley.
Her honors include the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Medal, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Literature, the National Book Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Literary Awards.
Writing for students of all levels, Gary Gach draws on 50-plus years of study and practice to present this elegant, accessible demonstration of three central aspects of mindful living. This simple process will “water your own innate seeds of awakening to help you pave your own path to total fulfillment and peace.”
“A lovely offering of wisdom, practices, and kindness to help foster a mindful life and a compassionate heart” – Jack Kornfield, author of “No Time Like the Present”
GARY GACH is a writer, mystic, and lifelong meditator who has engaged in many roles: actor, bookstore clerk, dishwasher, hospital administrator, office temp, stevedore, teacher and trypographer. Lay-ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2008, he has authored eight previous books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism.
Kris Welch is a veteran, very popular KPFA on-air host, a mother, and grandmother.
$12 advance, $15 door.
Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.