• Classes

  • Drop-In Sitting Group

    Mindfulness Meditation classes are for anyone interested in sitting with a group in supported silence. Instructions and guided meditations focus on developing mindful awareness, loving-kindness, wisdom and compassion. Anyone of any background is welcome, both experienced and new meditators alike. No sign-up is necessary. Come anytime. Everyone is Welcome!

  • Welcoming the Light; Meditation & Qigong for the New Year

    Join us LIVE ONLINE for a four-week practice exploring Insight Meditation & Radiant Heart Qigong. Cultivating clarity of mind with the fluidity of the body increases and supports our natural awareness, compassion and joy.

    Each session includes formal sitting meditation, qigong practice, time for Q & A and group discussion. The practices are suited to all bodies and modifications will be offered to accommodate physical limitations. 

    Everyone is Welcome...both new and seasoned practitioners!

    Jan 21st, 2020
  • Reclaiming Our Strength; Exploring the Ground of Our Being

    The Buddha gave us many teachings to help guide and support us in our everyday lives that remain just as vital now as 2,600 years ago. In this time of profound change and uncertainty, spiritual practice is a refuge and strength. 

    Join us for a deep dive into the beautiful practices of The Five Strengths; Mindfulness, Confidence, Energy, Concentration and Wisdom. When developed, these interwoven and interconnected qualities become the bedrock - reliable and enduring resources for our lives. Each 2-hour session includes guided and silent meditation, a talk and group discussion.

    Jan 22nd, 2020
  • Mindfulness & Meditation for Everyone

    Mindfulness Meditation is paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity and a willingness to be with what is. In this 6-week course we'll explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness which include mindfulness of the body, thoughts and emotions, how we relate to our experiences, and cultivating self-compassion. Each session includes short lectures, group discussions and 20-25 minutes of guided and silent meditation. A variety of tools will be offered to help you develop and strengthen your meditation practice. Yoga mats will be available. You're also welcome to bring cushions or back rests if these would make you more comfortable. This course is led by Terry Bean.

    This course is being sponsored by Center Activities on the Humboldt State University Campus.

    Feb 4th, 2020
  • Spring Practice Intensive

    Energize and deepen your practice with a small group of dedicated practitioners! Over the course of five weekly sessions, we'll focus on meditation - why we practice, what brings us back, how we practice and what we're learning. It’s a special opportunity for those wishing to deepen their connection to Sangha, our spiritual community of friends.

    This monthlong Insight Meditation intensive is designed for those with established meditation practices. Each two-hour session will include 2 meditations and time to talk with each other. 

    5 Tuesday Mornings
    March 3 to March 31
    8:30 to 10:30am in Arcata

    $150 to $250 
    Paying at the higher rate includes a $25 contribution to the Pacific Mindfulness Community Scholarship Fund as well as a private session with Heidi.

    Mar 3rd, 2020
  • Everyday Mindfulness for Everyday Life

    Join us for our signature introductory course in mindfulness and meditation.

    Mindfulness and meditation give us the skills and resources to cultivate a clear mind, a kind heart and the ability to transform reactivity into wise responsiveness. We'll explore mindfulness of the breath & body, thoughts & emotions, loving-kindness & ethics, and empathy & forgiveness from both Buddhist and secular mindfulness perspectives.

    Each two-hour session weaves together guided meditation, teachings, and group discussion with particular emphasis on bringing mindful awareness into daily life.

    Mar 5th, 2020
  • A Summer Day of Silence in Nature

    Celebrate the Summer Solstice and join us for a daylong retreat in nature! Held in the comfort of supported silence among tall trees and sunlight, our day will include sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement, and plentiful food. Bring a cushion, a yoga mat or even a camp chair. Come enjoy a day of simplicity, silence, and beauty.

    Time, Date & Place
    Saturday, June 20, 2020
    8:30 to 5:00
    Aina Momona Aloha Retreat Center ('Land Full of Love')
    Fieldbrook, California

    Fee: $95
    includes a full lunch and light morning & afternoon snacks

    Prior to June 15, $20 fee
    No refunds after June 15, but transferable to future programs less a $20 cancelation fee.

    Special Guest Movement Teacher:

    Jun 20th, 2020

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