OpenEye is about Community, Creativity 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.
Kalama Sutta Excerpt …don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher". When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare and to happiness" — then you should enter and remain in them. - Pali Canon, AN 3.65
Meditation gatherings are offered freely. Donations welcome.
Tarané, a long-time dedicated Buddhist practitioner and graphic artist, is the director at OpenEye.
Tarané is 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 and Tibetan Buddhism. 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 Mandala Meditation Art class is held at OpenEye weekly. She also has a love of studying the Buddha’s words from the Pali Canon as well as contemporary Buddhist writings. This inspired her in 2014 to organize the Tuesday Meditation and Discussion group. Tarané hopes to add more meditation gatherings to the OpenEye mindful space. If you have ideas appropriate to this mindful space, please contact her.
May the merit of practice at OpenEye benefit all beings!