This summer, join in a new practice: mindful awareness and meditation on the water.
Imagine meditating while bobbing with the waves, hearing the call of the gulls, tasting the salty air-- being with all of it. Engaging all of your senses, moving your body, awakening wonder and adventure, appreciating beauty.
We’ll meet at Monterey Bay Kayaks on Del Monte Avenue in Monterey. We’ll rent stand-up paddle boards ($35 per day or $100 for unlimited 30-day use). We’ll paddle out, taking time to notice all that is around us and within us. There will be times of paddling (which can be done standing, sitting, or kneeling) and times of pausing to sit.
To join in this practice, you DON’T need to be experienced at stand-up paddling. You DO need to be able to swim, and to be open to experimenting with something new. Where exactly we go will be determined by the weather/ocean conditions and the comfort level of the participants-- this practice is about the experience of each moment, rather than speed or distance.