Online Classes

  • Online Classes

  • At Spirit Rock Meditation Center

    Wednesday Morning Drop-In class at Spirit Rock is for everyone! This class was started by Sylvia Boorstein nearly 30 years ago. About 15 years ago Donald Rothberg began teaching it as well, and now periodically Heidi teaches the class as well.
    The class includes sitting meditation, a dharma talk, and group discussion. It’s a lovely morning of community practice. 

    If you can't make it, you can listen to my talks anytime. Scroll down and enjoy!

    August 18
    September 29
    10am - Noon PT
    Join via Zoom

  • Monday Afternoon Drop-In Meditation Group

    Join Us ONLINE via Zoom every Monday, 4:00 - 5:15pm Pacific Time... 
    (please arrive by 3:55 to help us begin on time)

    Insight (mindfulness) Meditation classes are for anyone interested in sitting with a group in supported silence. Instructions and guided meditations focus on developing awareness, compassion, and wisdom. Drawing on both Buddhist and secular mindfulness perspectives, each class includes a talk, silent meditation, and group discussion.

    Everyone is Welcome... both beginning and seasoned meditators. Come anytime! 
    Mondays 4:00-5:15pm Pacific Time

  • The Heart of Happiness

    What does happiness mean to you?
    How do you experience contentment?
    What do you do to support your well-being? 

    Join Heidi Bourne for this 4-week series exploring timeless teachings and enduring practices that open the heart of happiness and support us to engage our lives with clear awareness and trusted wisdom.

    • Lovingkindness & Compassion
    • Joy
    • Equanimity
    • Empathy & Forgiveness

    Drawing on the teachings of the Buddha, each two-hour session will include guided and silent meditation, a dharma talk, and time to talk with each other. 

    4 Tuesday Mornings
    August 10 - 31
    9:30 - 11:30 am PT
    Online via Zoom

    Aug 10th, 2021
  • Summer Practice Intensive

    Energize and deepen your practice with a small group of dedicated practitioners. Throughout the Intensive, we'll focus on both formal meditation and awareness in daily life - why we practice, what brings us back, how we practice and what we're learning - giving particular attention to practices that support our resilience as we navigate the complexities of our everyday lives. 

    This Insight Meditation intensive is designed for those with established meditation practices. Each two-hour session will include meditation, dharma exploration and time to talk with each other. It’s a special opportunity for those wishing to deepen their connection to sangha, our spiritual community of friends, and to the teachings of awareness, compassion and wisdom.

    Aug 13th, 2021
    Class Size:
  • Pathways to Presence; Poetry, Meditation & Conversation

    Poems have a magical way of bringing us closer to our lives, giving us a new view, a deeper view, a little more understanding of what makes us tick. During these times of great change, connecting with others over a poem and in meditation offers a soothing balm for the mind, heart and body.

    Drawing on poems from a variety of poets, each two-hour session includes reading poems together, meditation, and exploring how the poems connect us to the wisdom of the Dharma.

    Everyone is welcome. No prior background in either meditation or poetry is needed. Just bring your curious mind and willing heart. The poems will be sent in advance of each session and there is no homework.

    5 Friday Mornings
    8:30 - 10:30am, Pacific Time
    *October 1 - November 5
    *NO CLASS October 22nd
    Online via Zoom

    Oct 1st, 2021
  • Everyday Life as Mindfulness Practice with Sylvia Boorstein & Heidi Bourne

    With a focus on interactive discussion, meditation, and community building, Sylvia (via video recording) and Heidi (live via Zoom) will share practical, accessible, timeless teachings and tools that support the integration of mindfulness, non-harming, and kindness into the complexities of our everyday lives.  Connect and be nurtured by the support of like-minded sangha, shared stories, and meaningful moments. Join us as we explore how to bring our practice more fully into everyday life and out into the world!

    This iteration will be interactive discussion-based, led by facilitating teacher Heidi Bourne, and will include Dharma talks, discussion and reflection, guided meditation, and Q&A.

    Oct 4th, 2021
  • 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 these times of 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, Stillness 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 dharma talk, and group discussion.

    Everyone is Welcome – both new and experienced practitioners!

    Oct 5th, 2021

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