What might you expect at a Meditation Class?
A weekly meditation class can be a wonderful grounding to your practice and sustain your practice through the rest of the week. The structure of different classes varies, but there are a number of activities most classes offer.
Classes begin with a 30-40 minute silent meditation period. If you have a meditation cushion (zafu) and knee cushion (zabuton), it is helpful to bring them to class. It is also fine to sit in a provided chair. Sometimes meditation instruction is offered. If you are new to meditation, let Heather know, and she will be happy to provide meditation instruction.
Sitting meditation is followed by a short break, to stretch, use the restroom, or get tea and share community with others. The second half of class includes a dharma talk, which is teaching period often containing stories and examples from the insight meditation tradition, and how it applies to our lives today. Dharma talks are often followed by a short discussion period. Class ends with a short guided meditation. Please, come join us!
2017 Class Teaching Schedule (2018 Schedule Below)
Tuesday January 3, Public Talk in Portland, OR. Contact Heather for details.
Sunday January 8, Benicia, CA 6:00-8:00pm, www.beniciameditation.com/
Thursday January 26, Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm www.sactoinsight.org
Sunday February 5 - Year Five Committed Students Study & Practice Program Begins (MahaSati)
Tuesday April 25 Chico, CA 6:30pm- 8:15pm www.skycreekdharmacenter.org
Thursday May 4, Sacrmento, CA 7:00-9:00pm www.sactoinsight.org
Thursday October 19 Auburn, CA 6:00-7:30pm - www.mtstream.org - other sanghas for details
Sunday November 19, Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm www.sbmg.org
Tuesday November 28 Chico, CA 6:30pm- 8:15pm www.skycreekdharmacenter.org
Thursday December 7, Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm www.sactoinsight.org
Sunday December 17, SF, CA www.sfgaysangha.org
Sunday December 17, Benicia, CA www.beniciameditation.com
2018 Class Teaching Schedule
Thursday February 8, Sacramento, CA 7:00 - 9:00pm www.sactoinsight.org
Sunday, February 11, Benicia, CA 6:00-8:00pm www.beniciameditation.com/
Sunday February 18 - Year 6 Committed Students Study & Practice Program Begins (MahaSati)
Sunday May 6, SF, CA 10:30am - Noon www.sfgaysangha.org
Sunday May 6, Benicia, CA 6:00-8:00pm www.beniciameditation.com/
Thursday May 10, Sacramento, CA 7:00- 9:00pm www.sactoinsight.org
Sunday November 18, Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm www.sbmg.org
Friday December 7, Public Talk in Portland, OR - contact Heather for details
Regular Teaching at Mt. Stream Center Sitting Group:
- Visit www.mtstream.org for Heather's scheduled teaching of the Monday Night sitting groups. Click on Nevada City Sitting Groups.