Retreat: New Ways of Knowing: Writing & Meditation
Dec
18
to Dec 22

Retreat: New Ways of Knowing: Writing & Meditation

This retreat will give you the opportunity to write and meditate in an atmosphere that is supportive, structured, reflective, and deeply nourishing. We'll provide inspiration and guidance to support your writing practice, as well as a timeframe in to do the work-- writing for at least four hours each day. Cultivation of mindful awareness through meditation, yoga, and nature walks supports your creative process by helping to calm and refresh the mind and heart. Times of connection, lively discussion, and sharing provide the opportunity to learn from and support each other as a community of writers.

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Course: Transforming Your Relationship to Anxiety
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Course: Transforming Your Relationship to Anxiety

Many of us struggle with anxiety every day in big and small aspects of our lives. While the unpleasantness of anxiety is universal, our specific stressors and reactions are unique to us. In this four-week course, we will develop more awareness of the thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and behaviors surrounding our anxiety.

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Retreat: Waking Up in the Wild: Nature Retreat in Big Sur
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Retreat: Waking Up in the Wild: Nature Retreat in Big Sur

This retreat offers an opportunity to open your heart, cultivate spaciousness in your mind, and nourish your soul by stepping outside of routine and familiar into a world of beauty and state of wonder. Bringing curiosity into our relationship with nature, ourselves and each other, allows us to experience what is “underneath” – the silence, stillness and ever-present miracle of simply being here, in this body, in this community, in this universe.

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Retreat: Waking Up in the Wild: Forest
Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

Retreat: Waking Up in the Wild: Forest

The forest beckons you to a half-day retreat to explore your inner landscape, the external natural world, and the connections between. Mindfulness in meditation, gentle qigong, and walking will give the opportunity to practice openness to and recognition of whatever is arising within and around us-- our own breath, a breath of wind, the call of a bird, the whisper of the pine needles, and the whispering of our hearts.

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Course: "That Low-Down Feeling"
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Course: "That Low-Down Feeling"

  • Monterey Bay Meditation Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are times when we’re beset by a “low-down feeling:” a vague and unsettling mood that lingers. How can we bear it? How can we face this time in the shadow, when what we want is the sun shining bright? In this two-part module, we’ll work with noticing resistance and cultivating acceptance and equanimity. We’ll take comfort in the ever present nature of impermanence and change. We’ll learn to be with ourselves compassionately and patiently, just as we are.

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Course: Tending to Yourself with Self-Compassion
Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

Course: Tending to Yourself with Self-Compassion

Without noticing it, we can tend to spend much of our life in self-judgment, “shoulds,”and worries about whether we are doing enough, whether we’re performing well enough --whether we are enough.In this course, we will re-awaken our sense of esteem and appreciation for ourselves and begin to place value on incorporating elements of rest, nourishment, well-being, wonder, and play into our daily lives.

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Meditation on the Bay: SUP Adventures
Jun
27
8:30 AM08:30

Meditation on the Bay: SUP Adventures

This summer, join in a new practice: mindful awareness and meditation as you stand-up paddle on the water. Imagine meditating while bobbing with the waves, hearing the call of the gulls, tasty the salty air-- being with all of it. Engaging all of your senses, moving your body, awakening wonder and adventure, appreciating beauty.

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Meditation on the Bay: SUP Adventures
Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Meditation on the Bay: SUP Adventures

This summer, join in a new practice: mindful awareness and meditation as you stand-up paddle on the water. Imagine meditating while bobbing with the waves, hearing the call of the gulls, tasty the salty air-- being with all of it. Engaging all of your senses, moving your body, awakening wonder and adventure, appreciating beauty.

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Meditation on the Bay: SUP Adventures
Jun
13
8:30 AM08:30

Meditation on the Bay: SUP Adventures

This summer, join in a new practice: mindful awareness and meditation as you stand-up paddle on the water. Imagine meditating while bobbing with the waves, hearing the call of the gulls, tasty the salty air-- being with all of it. Engaging all of your senses, moving your body, awakening wonder and adventure, appreciating beauty.

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Meditation on the Bay: SUP Adventures
Jun
6
8:30 AM08:30

Meditation on the Bay: SUP Adventures

This summer, join in a new practice: mindful awareness and meditation as you stand-up paddle on the water. Imagine meditating while bobbing with the waves, hearing the call of the gulls, tasty the salty air-- being with all of it. Engaging all of your senses, moving your body, awakening wonder and adventure, appreciating beauty.

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