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. Buddha in AlcoveSometimes 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! 


DAYLONG Sunday January 8 from 10:00am - 3:30pm PT- ZOOM 
You must register in advance, thanks.

Thursday February 9 Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm PT - ZOOM
Topic: Devotion as Practice   

Thursday May 18 Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm PT - - ZOOM
Topic: The Filling Up and Emptying Out of Sense of Self

DAYLONG Saturday June 24 from 10am - 3:30pm PT - topic TBD - ZOOM
Topic: The Bahiya Sutta:  Taking the One Seat in Awareness to Release Reactivity

Thursday November 9 Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm PT - ZOOM
Topic:  The Relationship between the 4 Noble Truths and the Heart Practices (4 Brahma Vihara)

Sunday November 19 Marin Sangha 6:00-8:00pm PT ZOOM