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
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 Program begins
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
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.