Heather's 2024 Teaching Schedule
DAYLONG Saturday January 27 from 10am - 3:30pm PT - ZOOM
Topic: Awakening through the Body from an Emptiness, Suchness Perspective
Jhana and Emptiness On Land Retreat (10 nights) Thursday April 18 - Sunday April 29th - teachings offered from Zoom
Hosted by BCBS, in person, on the land. Heather and Leigh Brasington will be offering two 90 minute zoom teachings/guided meditation sessions per day, plus individual practice check in's every 3 days.
December 17 - 23 (Sunday - Saturday) HYBRID RETREAT - Heather offering Opening/Closing Programs + Check In Groups for ONLINE participants only - Spots still available for online retreat
Spirit Rock Winter Solstice Retreat will be held in person, with an online live stream option for those wanting to attend from home.
Heather will be supporting the online retreat participants with Two Check In Groups during the retreat period.
Meditation instruction and teachings will be offered by Oren Sofer, Dawn Scott, and Devon Hase.
** Please note: All other retreats, weekend retreats, and daylongs Heather is teaching in 2024 are offered for those in the 4 long-term MahaSati Trainings only. Please visit that website for dates, thanks!
What might you expect at a Residential Retreat?
Attending an annual or biannual insight meditation retreat can be a wonderful support to deepen and enliven your practice. Residential retreats range from 3 – 10 days, and a few retreats are 30 days or more. Retreats are appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. A typical daily schedule starts at 6am and ends at 9:30pm, and is spent in silence with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. To support your practice and learning there are daily meditation instructions, time to ask questions and dharma talks. Every couple of days there is time to meet with the teacher, either individually or in groups. Meals are vegetarian and are prepared with health and nutrition in mind. Being supported by the group, the schedule, the silence, and meditation instruction are helpful for calming the mind, opening the heart, and deepening in insight.
Alternatively, Online Retreats are a wonderful way to deepen your practice at home or a local rented accommadation. Generally, Heather teaches at 9am, 2p, and 4pm Pacific Time. The rest of the time you will be supported to meditate in all 4 posutres, in all acitivites. Individual check ins are offered to longer retreats, small groups for weekend retreats. From 2020-2022 Heather has only taught retreats online.
What might you expect at a Daylong?
Attending a monthly daylong provides you with a day of quiet time for yourself amidst your busy life. Daylongs typically begin at 10am and last until 5pm (until 3pm if Online). Alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation with instruction, dharma talks and discussion allow you to connect more deeply with the teachings and meditation practice.