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.
DATES & TIMES
5 Friday Mornings
8:30 - 10:30am, Pacific Time
*October 1 - November 5
*NO CLASS October 22nd
Online via Zoom
$160 to $260, sliding scale
Offering fees above the base rate helps make Pacific Mindfulness programs more widely available. Thank you for your consideration!
Pacific Mindfulness is committed to increasing access to the teachings and practices of awareness, generosity, compassion, and wisdom. In this spirit, most of our courses and retreats offer some financial support. We are steadfastly dedicated to offering programs that help protect, support, and expand the well-being of ourselves, each other, and our environment.
Financial assistance is available. Please apply here.
Heidi Bourne is a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and is the founder and guiding teacher of Pacific Mindfulness. She has been teaching groups and individuals since 2005 in both public and private settings, offering courses, nature retreats, and professional programs. In addition, she regularly teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Heidi is especially interested in the integration of the common sense, accessible and timeless teachings of awareness, ethics, and compassion into the complexity of our everyday lives. She is known for her grounded, down-to-earth humor and presence. Heidi has a background in nursing, has been a small business owner since 1988, and lives in northern California with her family.
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