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Gullu Singh

Gullu Singh teaches Dharma and secular mindfulness, is a corporate real estate attorney and a dedicated Dharma practitioner with particular interest in integrating the insights and cultivation from retreat practice into daily life and work. While he was taught meditation as a child, he found his own practice in 1993 in Transcendental Meditation, which he used to navigate the intense work stress of being an attorney. In 2006, at his first retreat at Spirit Rock, Gullu found his spiritual home in Vipassana and Theravada Buddhism. Since then, he has cumulatively done over 200 days of meditation retreat including the Spirit Rock one and two month sits.

Gullu completed InsightLA's one year Mindfulness Facilitator Training Group in 2013, Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program in 2016 and the 3 training modules required to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He regularly teaches both secular and Buddhist classes and groups at InsightLA, has taught mindfulness at the University of Southern California and has been a guest lecturer on mindfulness at UCLA Law School. For 6 years, he has led an intimate weekly sitting group and watching new meditators find their own fruits of practice is one of the most rewarding things he has done.

Gullu is deeply inspired to share meditation in the legal and corporate community as an antidote to stress, a way to cope more effectively with the challenges of work and live and to inject more sanity, compassion and wisdom into this world. He also aspires to lead residential and commuter retreats locally to offer deeper practice to his community. As part of the Spirit Rock Teacher Training Class of 2020, he looks forward to his continued growth in the Dharma and working more with a Sangha who see the Dharma as a path for personal and collective liberation.

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February 26, 2020 - The Appropriate Response of Wisdom

The instruction is to become intimate with your suffering, investigating the felt sense of your experience with granularity and precision. We practice opening to whatever it is—restlessness, grief, anger—and relaxing, inviting spaciousness around the experience. I sometimes will recite compassion phrases: “May I be at ease in mind and body, even when sadness is present,” holding this tender heart with kindness, and resting with this experience just for this moment. That’s all we’re being asked to do. We don’t do this to make the experience go away. We do those things because we care. And that expression of caring becomes its own kind of healing.

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