In person on the first and third Thursdays *4 - 6pm
5:30-7:30pm on February 15, 2024 due to retreat
This nurturing and supportive practice is offered with inspiration from the teachings and wisdom of Vietnamese Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism. It is open to anyone interested in meditation and living a mindful life. We respect and encourage diversity and welcome you with all identities you hold.
The first hour consists of two, 20-minute sitting meditations separated by a 20-minute walking meditation outdoors when the weather permits, or indoors when outdoor is not accessible. In the second hour as we mindfully drink tea and enjoy snacks, we share a reading and whatever may be on our mind related to our practice and how our practice influences our engagement with the world around us (dharma sharing). This is a time to listen deeply to what is shared by others and share from our own heart about our own experiences.
As an important part of our practice, we endeavor to create trust within our circle and hold in confidence what is shared to encourage speaking from our heart and listening to each other. We do not give advice nor engage in a debate. Dharma sharing is a practice in deep listening and loving speech.
Please review the Dharma Sharing Guidelines.
We acknowledge and pay gratitude to the Tilhini -Northern Chumash people on whose ancestral and unceded land we hold our practice.
*Please arrive before 4:00 PM and allow yourself time to settle in before practice begins.
This practice is facilitated by Ferri Erickson. Please contact Ferri with Any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Ferri click here.