Tuesdays at 5:45pm - Meditation and Discussion
Our Tuesday evening meditation sessions are held at our White Heron Sangha Mediatation Center in Avila Village (maps). We sit for 30 minutes. Then, those who choose to may stay for a discussion. The sittings are facilitated by long-time sangha members James Coleman and Arlene Winn.
Wednesdays at 6:00pm - Mindfulness for Everyone
"Mindfulness for Everyone" sittings occur on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm at our White Heron Sangha Mediatation Center in Avila Village (maps). The purpose of this group is to support one's ongoing mindfulness practice, both on the cushion and in daily life. Teachings are presented using mainstream language in a way that is true to their deepest roots and fullness, with a view toward the integration of mindfulness into all aspects of our lives.
Saturdays 10:45 - 12:00 - Tara Meditation
Tara is the embodiment of enlightened mind, a manifestation of our own deepest wisdom. In this group, which meets right after our Saturday morning yoga session, we do simple practices together that help us to connect with her awakened wisdom and to manifest her love and power in our daily lives.
Led by James Coleman. Everyone welcome, but if you have never done visualization practices before, please contact James (firstname.lastname@example.org) to first receive an orientation.
Third Saturday of Each Month 3:00 to 4:30pm - Reflective Insight Meditation
This gentle, open-hearted practice is suitable for experienced or beginning meditators and is compatible with many meditation practices. We will have a 30 minute sit, then take 5 to 10 minutes to look back and review our sittings. We may have a short discussion and then another 20-30 minute meditation. Through reflection, we cultivate a self-honest and safe inner environment where we can learn to meet whatever our mind comes up with qualities such as awareness, kindness, patience, curiosity, and generosity.