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How do I become a member?

  1. Membership is free!
  2. Visit the Join page (click here)
  3. Click the Become a Member button
  4. Fill in the form. There are several pages which may be accessed by clicking the Next button at the bottom of the page.
  5. You must agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Please indicate a reason for applying for membership (this is to stop spam submissions).
  7. The red dot indicates fields that must be filled in.
  8. On the last page, click Submit Application.
  9. You will receive an email when your membership has been approved. This may take a while.

Inclusion and Equity

White Heron Sangha respectfully acknowledges the Northern Chumash people who have stewarded the land for thousands of years and who continue to live in the San Luis Obispo county area.

As a community, we aspire to cultivate a welcoming atmosphere for all people. All social identities including all races, classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, spiritual traditions, abilities, cultures and ethnicities are welcome. 

In an effort to foster an understanding of how racism operates in interpersonal and systemic ways, the WHS community offers the Being Mindful of Race course along with group practice in Sustaining Being Mindful Of Race.

To find effective ways to reduce barriers to inclusion it is important to better understand the barriers that currently exist. Input from the community on how barriers may be experienced and how to foster inclusivity, with an emphasis on feedback and experience from people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and/or who are differently abled, is encouraged. Please click here to provide feedback.

Information for Newcomers

Everyone is welcome at White Heron Sangha.

Sunday programs, sitting meditation groups and some classes include a sitting meditation practice. Instructions are sometimes given by those leading the event and while it is not required, Meditation instruction is available to those not familiar with the practice. 

Chairs and meditation cushions (zafus and zabutons) are available at the Center or you may bring your own. Many people like to remove their shoes on entering the meditation area, however this is not mandatory. A shelf for shoes is located near the entrance.

The Center is a short distance from the parking lot and is ADA accessible. No dogs are allowed in the building except for trained service dogs in ADA-specified service.

In-person meetings are held in a fragrance-free environment. Your cooperation is appreciated.

For information see Ways To Be Involved.