White Heron Sangha

South County Meditation Group

The South County Meditation Group meets in Oceano on Sunday mornings from 9:00am  ‑  10:15am for meditation and discussion in the Gudrun Hus Studio at Tierra Nueva Cohousing, adjacent to the town of Halcyon (see maps).

All levels of meditation experience are welcome, and it is not necessary to be a member of the White Heron Sangha to attend. If someone is new to meditation, and new to the group, the facilitator, or one of our group members, may guide the meditation for the first 10 minutes or so. Individualized meditation instruction is available upon request (see note at the bottom of this page).

We are a peer-led group, in the tradition of kalyanamittata (alt: kalyana mitta; "admirable friendship", or "spiritual friends") as practiced at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

The general meeting format is: start with reading the Beginning Practice, meditate for 30 minutes, read the Ending Practice, then announcements and discussion.

We do not meet when there is a White Heron Sangha weekend retreat in Morro Bay.

Generally, after the first sitting of each month, for those who are so inclined, we have a casual social time with tea and light refreshments.

Books that we have read recently include:

 Date  Opener  Facilitator  Program
 Jun 11  Lois  Lois Article - Why You Should Invite President Trump Into Your Meditation Practice by Dr. Jay Michaelson
 Jun 18  David  Kathy Article - Metta Means Goodwill by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
 Jul 29 & 30  n/a  n/a Weekend Retreat with Donald Rothberg, Ph.D.
Transforming the Judgmental Mind, Cultivating the Wise Heart
Morro Bay Community Center
 Oct 14 & 15  n/a  n/a Weekend Retreat with Kamala Masters

Books that we are considering reading next

Suggested by Nancy Hilyard:

Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators by Guy Armstrong

Kamma and the End of Kamma by Ajahn Sucitto

Suggested by Kathy Headtke:

No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are by Jack Kornfield

Suggested by David Crampton:

David has suggested that we coordinate our readings with the weekend retreats that are offered by White Heron Sangha. The next WHS weekend retreat is Transforming the Judgmental Mind, Cultivating the Wise Heart with Donald Rothberg. Donald is the author of:

The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World by Donald Rothberg

If there is a book that you would like to suggest, please send it to the group moderator at whsscmg@gmail.com


In addition to our regular Sunday morning meditation and discussion, we also have other get‑togethers from time to time.
For meditation instruction and further information, please contact Nancy Hilyard at nancyhilyard@gmail.com or 805‑904‑7298.

The Google Group White Heron Sangha - South County Meditation Group [whsscmg] is at http://goo.gl/zxJXUD

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