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Accessing Mindfulness

Accessing Mindfulness

A  5-Week Class Series Beginning November 4th

Led by Mick Malotte

When: Saturdays 10am to 11:30am November 4, 11, 18, 25 and December 2nd.


  • Suitable for Non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike.


  • A good introduction for those new to mindfulness meditation, also a good refresher for those with experience who want to establish a regular daily meditation practice and see more benefit in daily life.


  • Similar to courses Mick teaches at Stanford Medical School and UCSF Medical Center with added dharma depth.


  • Based on original mindfulness texts and current contemplative neuroscience. Optional companion books: “Introducing Mindfulness” by Bhikkhu Analayo and “Peak Mind” by Amishi Jha.

Daily Meditation Commitment: Minimum of 12 minutes every day for 5 weeks, based on recent neuroscience findings (reduced distress and improved well-being). Once benefits are experienced and meditation becomes an enjoyable habit, then natural motivation follows to continue and increase practice time, if desired, with greater benefits.


Where: In person at White Heron Sangha Meditation Center. 


Cost: This course is free with dana accepted.


Questions: email Mick Malotte at

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, with about 450 cumulative days of residential meditation retreat experience. 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 on Wednesday evenings.

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, November 04, 2023
WHS Meditation Center
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach, CA  93424

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