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Metta and Mindfulness

Metta and Mindfulness

Daylong Retreat
Saturday, December 17 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm


Led by Mick Malotte

, the Pali word for kindheartedness, grows from our innate human capacity for caring and connection. It can be cultivated as a powerful support for well-being, joy, stability of mind, and the deepening of our meditation practice.

This silent retreat will bring the practices of mindfulness and metta together, with instructions for sitting and walking meditation. It is suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners alike. 

Metta practice is especially enjoyable and fruitful during the holidays.

All are welcome!

There is no fee and dana will be accepted.

This retreat will be held in person at the White Heron Sangha Meditation Center.

Bring a sack lunch.  Refrigerator space is available.

It is not necessary to have attended the prior metta class series in order to attend this day of practice.

Registration for this retreat is required.

Optional supplemental material:
Metta Sutta

Ayya Khema’s book “The Path to Peace”

Mick’s passion is in making deep rooted mindfulness practices accessible, relevant, and helpful to those engaged in modern life in order to lessen distress and bring well-being and joy.  He has been practicing and studying mediation for 30 years, mostly in the Insight and Mahamudra traditions.  He is married, has two children, two grandchildren and is a retired physician. 

Mick was trained as a meditation teacher through Spirit Rock Meditation Center.  In 2017 Mick completed Spirit Rock’s two and a half year CDL training program where he received instruction on how to lead dharma practices from Bhikkhu Bodhi, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, Gil Fronsdal and many others.

Mick leads a Spirit Rock affiliated mindfulness sitting group at the White Heron Sangha in San Luis Obispo.

He has also been trained through UCSD to lead secular Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses and is a certified MBSR instructor. He teaches MBSR courses in the San Luis Obispo area.

Additionally, Mick trained at the University of Rochester with Ronald Epstein to lead mindfulness practices for healthcare professionals and graduated from their Mindful Practice Facilitator Training.

Mick now leads mindfulness trainings in person and virtually at academic medical centers around the country including Stanford Medical School, UCSF, UCLA, University of Washington, Baylor University and many others. He is an instructor at the UCSF Center for Mindfulness in Surgery.

Saturday, December 17, 2022, 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM
WHS Meditation Center
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach, CA  93424

Additional Info:
Mick Malotte
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