• 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!

  • Summer of Love! Discovering the Boundless Heart

    What makes a meaningful life?...
    What is the most important thing?...
    What do you know to be true?...

    Drawing on the teachings of the Buddha, we’ll take a deep dive into the practices of generosity, loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity and empathy as the doorway into answering these vital and poignant questions. Come join us online for this lively and timely exploration!

    Course Includes:

    Jul 25th, 2019
  • Walking Meditation at the Botanical Garden

    Join us as we partner with Om Shala Yoga and the Humboldt Botanical Garden the last Friday of each month for an afternoon meditative garden walk.

    Jul 26th, 2019
  • Late Summer 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. 

    Tuesdays 8:30 to 10:30 am in Arcata
    July 30, August 6, 13, 20*, 27 
    *Aug 20 - No Fee Day. Class will be Sangha-led

    Base Rate, $120
    Base Rate plus Scholarship Contribution, $135

    Jul 30th, 2019
    Class Size:
  • A Summer Day of Silence in Nature

    Join us for a summertime daylong retreat! 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
    Sunday, August 25, 2019
    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

    Special Guest Movement Teacher:

    Aug 25th, 2019
  • Wisdom Rising: Exploring the Path of Parenting as We Age

    As parents of any age, we know the depth and breadth of our commitment and our love for our kids. As our kids age, move into their own lives, perhaps have their own children, what is our role? How do we define our relationship as parents of grown kids?  As we age, what do we need, what do they need? How do we help create and support the relationship with healthy boundaries?

    Join me and Samantha Akers for this beautiful in-depth exploration of parenting through the lens of the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha. We’ll especially work with the teachings on Wisdom, Ethics and the Heart. Each 2-hour session will include guided and silent meditation, a talk and group discussion.

    Oct 3rd, 2019
    Class Size:

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