White Heron Sangha

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Upcoming events

    • 02 Jan 2018
    • 25 Dec 2018
    • 52 sessions
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Join us for our mid-week meditation sessions held on Tuesday evenings at 5:45pm. We'll sit for 30 minutes, followed by a discussion for those who want to stay. Facilitated by long time sangha members James Coleman and Arlene Winn.

    Everyone is welcome, and regular attendance is not required.

    • 03 Jan 2018
    • 26 Dec 2018
    • 52 sessions
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    These Wednesday evening sittings are fine for those experienced or relatively new to mindfulness practice and will be presented in a manner that is compatible with many belief systems.   We will have an approximate 20 minute sit then a 5 to 10 minute presentation then discussion. (more info)

    Regular attendance is not required -- feel free to drop in for any of the sittings.

    To receive information about the sitting group email Mick Malotte at mjmalotte@gmail.com or request to join the google group at  mindfulnessforeveryone@googlegroups.com.

    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 29 Dec 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • no class

    No Yoga and Meditation due to a conflict in schedule.

    • 27 Apr 2018
    • 28 Dec 2018
    • 36 sessions
    • WHS Meditation Center

    volunteers cleaning the center, Fridays 1-2pm

    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 19 Dec 2018
    • 37 sessions
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Yoga can awaken a meaningful connection with our inner experience and everyday life as it works to unite mind, body and spirit.

    Saturdays 9-10:15 am with Kolleen through November.

    Beginning Dec. 3, 2018 Mondays, 9-10:15 with Kolleen

    Wednesdays 9-10:15 am with Laura


    White Heron Sangha Meditation Center   6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach

    Join us for a practice of breath and body awareness as we move through areas of tension, increase range of motion and strengthen our relationship with the present moment.

    Each class will begin with 45 minutes of yoga asana followed by 30 minutes of sitting meditation. All levels are welcome! No prior experience is required. Regular attendance is not required.

    Suggested donation: $10, or what you can afford.

    Please bring your own mat if, possible, and arrive 15 minutes early to help move chairs and complete release form, so that we can begin on time. 

    For questions, contact Laura Liss: lissfamily@comcast.net 

    Kolleen Harrison began her yoga journey many years ago, following in her mother‘s footsteps.   She and her mom taught fitness together back in Illinois and also became certified personal trainers through ACE.   Her mom began teaching yoga over 20+ years ago, which inspired Kolleen to do the same.

    Kolleen is a Certified Yoga Guide and Inquiry Coach.  Her most recent endeavor was receiving a certification through Yoga.Psyche.Soul which integrates yoga and psychology. She is extremely passionate about the mind-body connection and the way in which yoga can heal and transform us through breath, asana and the spiritual essence held within the practice.

    Laura Liss, MSW, found that a consistent yoga practice was vital while raising three kids and in supporting her through breast cancer and the loss of her mom. Building on a career in social work, Laura began teaching yoga in 2003 with the desire to share its powerful benefits. In 2005 she opened a wellness center in Downingtown, PA, where she taught yoga and meditation classes, led 200-hour teacher training programs, and co-taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses until 2017.

    Laura teaches various styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Gentle, Mindful, and Restorative. With a focus on acceptance, connection, and healthy alignment, Laura teaches from her heart and continues to work on meeting experiences with awareness and kindness. She believes it is a precious gift to be able to help others along the path and knows there is also much she can learn from each person she meets.


    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 28 Dec 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    This group meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. It is peer led, and will develop according to the needs/desires of the participants. However, it is anticipated that it will include the following:

    • beginning period of meditation
    • discussion of relevant Dharma writings from Buddhist teachers such as David Loy, Donald Rothberg, Thich Nhat Hanh, HH the Dalai Lama, Bernie Glassman, Jon Kabat-Zinn and many others. These teachings may be in the form of articles, video presentations, audiorecordings or books.


    The purpose of this Dharma study will be to deepen our understanding of how Buddhist teachings can extend to and inform our social/environmental activism. This study and practice may assist each of us in being more effective in our various individual attempts to reduce societal and environmental suffering. There may also be times when the group decides to take action as a whole on a particular issue; of course, in keeping with our 501c3 status, any such actions would be free of political/partisan endorsement or campaign activity.

    For more information, contact Sharon Rippner at srippner@msn.com.

    • 23 Dec 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 30 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Announcing an eight day non-residential daily life retreat from White Heron Sangha

    Mornings, December 23 to 30 from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at the White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, Avila Village

    "Metta, a Pali word that is often translated as lovingkindness, is a wish for true happiness, for ourselves and everyone else. It is a quality of heart that is more an attitude of goodwill—wishing the other person well, but realizing that true happiness is something that ultimately each of us will have to find for him or herself." -Thanissaro Bhikkhu 

    The practice of metta involves rethinking the relationship of self and other, training our hearts to be open and the mind to react in a kinder way. Are you interested in starting or strengthening a kindness meditation practice? Have you ever wanted to attend a multi-day residential metta retreat but have been unable to do so?

    White Heron Sangha is offering a supported eight-day non-residential daily life metta retreat. We’ll meet each morning for an hour and a half for brief instruction, practice and discussion. Participants can join in on any of the sessions, as they are able. It is not necessary to attend them all but it is recommended that everyone attend at least the first and last session. The first session will include more instruction on how to get started. The last session will bring in discussion on how the week went and how to continue this practice into the New Year. The dharma talk on Sunday evening December 23 at 6:00 pm will also be part of this mettaretreat.

    The aim of the retreat is to bring metta practice not only to our sitting meditation, but also to practice kindness in everyday life activities over the week. This will be a great jump-start for bringing a mettapractice into the New Year. 

    The retreat will be led by Mick Malotte, who has studied and practiced Buddhist meditation for 20 years, mostly in the Vipassana and Mahamudra traditions. He graduated from Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader training program and is authorized to teach by Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Mick has led a weekly “Mindfulness for Everyone” sitting group at the White Heron Sangha since 2016 and also teaches a “Mindfulness For Everyone” course series several times a year. He is currently an MBSR teacher in training and has begun teaching formal MBSR courses on the Central Coast. His main interest lies in making the deeper dharma accessible, relevant, and helpful to those engaged in modern life. Mick has been a practicing physician for over 30 years.

    There is no fee for this retreat and it is open to anyone who is interested. It is suitable for those completely new to metta practice as well as to those with experience.

    Registration is not required; just show up on time each morning. Email Mick Malotte at mjmalotte@gmail.com if you have questions.

    • 23 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    This evening we'll hang out in the heart quality of kindness... through story, music and images.




    • 30 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    This evening we'll reflect on what we’ve been grateful for during the past year and then turn our attention to where we want to send our care in the coming year.  Please bring a pen or pencil.




    • 06 Jan 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • White Heron Sangha Meditation Center

    Join us for a presentation by Dr. Mike McGee, psychiatrist and sangha member, on "The Spirituality of Dementia." This will be followed by large and small group discussions.

    Mike says,  "The moral and spiritual tone of a person's earlier life shapes their response to dementia."  What are your thoughts on this? Please join us as we explore this fascinating topic.

    Our conversation will be facilitated by Susan Quinones, RN, who is a member of White Heron Sangha and a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse. She has worked with Wilshire Hospice in San Luis Obispo since 2009. Susan speaks throughout the community regarding Hospice and topics related to the end of life.

    Please email her at susanqrn@gmail.com and let her know if you think you may be attending. This discussion group is open to all who are interested in this topic and is offered freely; dana to the facilitator and the sangha is appreciated.


    • 06 Jan 2019
    • 01 Dec 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    We hold a refuge ceremony at 5:30 -- before our normal 6pm starting time -- on the first Sunday of each month. Join us in reciting and learning more about this very meaningful ritual of chanting the basic teachings of Buddhism.

    If you chose not to participate, please enter the hall quietly. You are welcome to join in at any point during the ceremony.

    (ceremony text)


    • 06 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    A look at the light side of meditation followed by small group discussion. Led by Sylvia Alcon.





    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • White Heron Sangha Meditation Center

    Tara is the embodiment of enlightened mind, a manifestation of our own deepest wisdom.  In this group, we do simple practices together that help us to connect with her awakened wisdom and to manifest her love and power in our daily lives.

    We normally meet at 10:45 on the second Saturday of each month, unless there is a retreat or other special event at the center. 

    Led by James Coleman. Everyone welcome, but if you have never done visualization practices before, please contact James (jwcoleman1008@gmail.com) to first receive an orientation.

    • 13 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. And, being thankful for being part of life elicits feelings of generosity. Generosity and gratitude go hand in hand; they are separate sides of the same coin. Together they soften one’s heart and create joy, opening the heart to the gift of love.

    Carole will talk about the importance of bringing the practices of generosity and gratitude into our daily lives and how our Sangha benefits and thrives as a result of the gratitude and generosity shown by our members and volunteers.





    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Quarterly board meeting. Sangha members are welcome to attend.

    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    "Refrain from Sexual Misconduct" is one of the five precepts in Buddhism. But what exactly do these terms mean in relation to our practice? In recent years, there have been a number of sex scandals in Buddhist communities,which created disruption and even deep divisions among members. Considering this, in conjunction with the urgent Wake Up call that society is receiving as more victims of sexual misconduct step forward, shouldn't Buddhist sanghas try to get some clarity on the issues involved? In this talk and discussion, Devin offers opportunities for beginning this clarification process -- both as individuals and as a collective.






    • 27 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Although it may not seem like it, even our most traumatic experiences can be a gift. In this talk we will discuss some ways to bring such experiences to our spiritual path, so they can help us break though our conditioning and open us up to our deepest true nature.





    • 03 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Talk on the Restorative Partners program and teaching meditation in the SLO county jail.





    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Impermanence and the Practice of Warriorship.





    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    "Karma: What It Is and What It Isn't" - talk by Rosemary Donnell





    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 03 Mar 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach
    • 75


    White Heron Sangha welcomes you to a two-day non-residential retreat at our White Heron Meditation Center in Avila Village with Lama Palden, a teacher in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition. 

    In today’s world, when we are faced with the suffering of so many around the globe, our own communities, and our own families, we can often be left with the question “How best can I help?”  “How can I keep my heart open?” And with the enormity of some of the challenges that arise, we wonder how we can possibly make a difference.  

    We forget that love and compassion, which is awakened presence, is the power to heal ourselves and our world.  

    Love on Every Breath focuses on the extraordinary and profound meditation practice of Tonglen through which the suffering of ourselves and all beings is transformed by our own awakened presence. As our hearts increasingly open to love, we can discover a doorway to our own essential goodness and more fully feel and embody the transformative power of our genuine compassion.

    These practices will be clearly and simply presented so that anyone, no matter what their spiritual training or discipline, can begin to ease that sense of frustration and hopelessness and connect with a sense of powerful love and compassion.

    The retreat is appropriate for all levels of practice. Silence will be observed, unless directed otherwise by the teacher.

    Lama Palden has been teaching the full range of Vajrayana Buddhist practices for over thirty years. She has a deep interest in helping to make the teachings and practices of Tibetan Buddhism accessible and practical for Westerners. 

    Lama Palden is the founder and spiritual director of Sukhasiddhi Foundation in Marin County, California. She completed the traditional Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat in the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages in 1985. The following year she became one of the first Western women to be authorized as a lama in the Vajrayana tradition. She has studied with many of the great Tibetan masters from all lineages. She focuses on translating Vajrayana Buddhist principles and practices in ways that make them accessible to Westerners. Her new book, Love on Every Breath, will be published in May by the New World Library.

    When:
    Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30AM - 4:30PM
    Sunday, March 3, 2019, 9:30AM - 3:30PM

    Where: Our meditation center is in Avila Village, behind the Woodstone Marketplace, near the Bob Jones Trail: 
    White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (map and pictures). Parking is alongside the buildings with overflow parking behind Blue Heron Realty. Do not park in front of Woodstone Marketplace! See the arrows for parking in the bottom photo. Our building is circled.

    Cost:
    $50, ($25 for young adults) for both days, which covers the expenses of the Sangha in putting on the event, but does not include a payment to the teacher.

    Plan on attending both days in order to appreciate fully the teachings. Arrangements can be made if the fee is excessive for you. 

    The teachings are offered freely. The retreat fee covers retreat expenses; none of the retreat fee goes to the teacher. Details on how to donate to the teacher (cash or check only) and to support the White Heron Sangha will be provided at the retreat. We try to keep our retreat fees at a minimum so that you can be truly generous with your donation to the teacher. 

    Registration:
    You can register and pay online (through PayPal, including credit card) or send a check to White Heron Sangha, PO Box 870, Morro Bay, CA 93443. Pre-registration and payment are required, as space is limited for this retreat.  Registration fee will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received at least one week prior to retreat.  

    More information about White Heron Sangha retreats

    Bring your lunch and a cup, if possible. Tea and light snacks will be provided. Chairs and meditation cushions will be available. You might want to bring a shawl and extra cushions, if you use them. No dogs are allowed in the building except for service dogs. For questions, contact Sharon Rippner, srippner@msn.com.

    • 04 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 05 May 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Details to follow.

    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 18 Aug 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • White Heron Sangha Meditation Center

    Details to follow.

    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, Avila Village

    Details will follow.

Past events

16 Dec 2018 "The Secrets of Anti-Aging" - talk by Mujin Sunim
09 Dec 2018 "Our Sacred, Ordinary Life - The Power of Ritual" - talk by Corey McIntyre and James Coleman
02 Dec 2018 No program tonight - Retreat with Shaila Catherine
01 Dec 2018 Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts - Weekend Retreat with Shaila Catherine
25 Nov 2018 Sit, Walk, Sit - led by Susan Quinones
18 Nov 2018 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
11 Nov 2018 Video presentation: A conversation with Tenzin Palmo and B. Alan Wallace
04 Nov 2018 “Buddhism in Daily Life: Greed, Hatred, and Delusion” - small group discussions
01 Nov 2018 Class Series: The Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma - An Introduction to Buddhism
28 Oct 2018 “Addiction, Attachment, and Buddhism” - talk by Dr. Michael McGee
21 Oct 2018 “Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World” - talk by Kevin Griffin
21 Oct 2018 Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World, Afternoon Program with Kevin Griffin
20 Oct 2018 Dharma and Recovery - Daylong Mindfulness Retreat with Kevin Griffin for the Recovery Community
19 Oct 2018 Intersection of Buddhist Teachings and Recovery Programs - Talk by Kevin Griffin for the Recovery Community
14 Oct 2018 "About Roshi Bernie Glassman” - talk by Corey McIntyre
07 Oct 2018 "Noticing What Works" - talk by Joe Scalmanini
30 Sep 2018 "Remembering the Practice When You Really Need It” - talk by Khaydroup Zangmo
23 Sep 2018 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
16 Sep 2018 “The Teachings of Nisargadatta” - talk by Claudia Coleman
15 Sep 2018 Daylong Retreat with Mick Malotte and Alicia Nowicki - Wise Speech/NVC
09 Sep 2018 Annual Picnic - No evening meeting in Avila
02 Sep 2018 Refuge Ceremony led by Greg Thomas
26 Aug 2018 Talk by Steven Marx - see event description
19 Aug 2018 "My Life as the Pinball" - talk by David Crampton
19 Aug 2018 Conversations on End of Life
12 Aug 2018 Celebrating the life of Barbara Scott
11 Aug 2018 Tara Meditation
05 Aug 2018 No program tonight - Retreat with Sally Armstrong
04 Aug 2018 The Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Weekend Retreat with Sally Armstrong - RETREAT IS NOW FULL
29 Jul 2018 "A Buddhist Approach to Volunteerism" - talk by Lynne Breakstone
22 Jul 2018 "Righting Ourselves" - talk and discussion - Marianne Palmer and Wendy Leipman
16 Jul 2018 Core Buddhism Class
15 Jul 2018 "Emptiness" - talk by James Coleman
08 Jul 2018 "When the Dharma Derails" - talk by Devin Wallace
01 Jul 2018 Refuge Ceremony led by Susan Quinones
24 Jun 2018 "The Upside of Impermanence" - talk by Mick Malotte
24 Jun 2018 Continuing the Conversation on the End of Life, Discussion led by Susan Quinones
17 Jun 2018 "The Meaning of Sangha" - talk by Corey Ryūjin McIntyre
10 Jun 2018 "Gratefulness, Attention and Love" - talk by Mick Malotte
03 Jun 2018 No program tonight - Retreat with Oren Jay Sofer
02 Jun 2018 Finding Balance in Difficult Times, Weekend Retreat with Oren Jay Sofer
27 May 2018 "Why Do We Meditate?" - small group discussions led by James Coleman
20 May 2018 "Musings on Self/Not-Self" talk by Rosemary Donnell
13 May 2018 "Equanimity" - talk by Khaydroup Zangmo
06 May 2018 "Buddhism and Food" - talk by John Dilworth
04 May 2018 An Evening with Geshe Lobsang Tseten, from Drepung Gomang Monastery
30 Apr 2018 Class Series: An Introduction to Somatic Meditation
29 Apr 2018 "Spiritual Bypassing" - talk by Mick Malotte
29 Apr 2018 An Ongoing Conversation about the End of Life
26 Apr 2018 Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma
22 Apr 2018 "Developing Kindfulness" - talk by Carole Maurer
15 Apr 2018 "Core Insights of the Great Spiritual Traditions" - talk by Lynne Breakstone
15 Apr 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
08 Apr 2018 "Dealing with Difficult People" - talk and discussion led by Bobbe Scott
07 Apr 2018 Mini Retreat with Myokaku Jane Schneider-roshi: A Bunch of Buddhas
01 Apr 2018 Refuge Ceremony led by Mick Malotte
25 Mar 2018 "self and Self: Ego Identification and the Root of Suffering" - talk by Michael Moran
23 Mar 2018 (cleaning party)
18 Mar 2018 "For the Welfare of All" - recorded talk from Buddhist Peace Fellowship
15 Mar 2018 Class Series: Mindfulness Practice for Everyone
11 Mar 2018 "Desire and Renunciation" - talk by Wendy Liepman
10 Mar 2018 Envisioning Tara: A Group Practice
09 Mar 2018 (cleaning party)
04 Mar 2018 Retreat Weekend - No Sunday Evening Meeting
03 Mar 2018 Finding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom - Weekend Retreat with John Makransky
25 Feb 2018 "Can You Be a Christian Buddhist?" - talk by Brian Walker
25 Feb 2018 Having a Conversation about the End of Life
18 Feb 2018 "Beat Buddhism Revisited" - talk by Larry Inchausti
16 Feb 2018 (cleaning party)
11 Feb 2018 "Active Compassion" - talk by Eric Zeeb
04 Feb 2018 "The Better End? Euthanasia and Buddhist Values" - talk by Steven Marx
02 Feb 2018 (cleaning party)
28 Jan 2018 "The Kleshas" - talk by Claudia Coleman
28 Jan 2018 Retreat Committee Meeting
27 Jan 2018 Envisioning Tara: A Half Day Retreat with James Coleman
27 Jan 2018 Yoga and Meditation - Crows End today
21 Jan 2018 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
21 Jan 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
20 Jan 2018 Reflective Insight Meditation
14 Jan 2018 "Imagining Liberation" - talk by James Coleman
14 Jan 2018 Program Committee Mtg
08 Jan 2018 Class Series: An Introduction to Somatic Meditation
07 Jan 2018 "The Lojongs, Part II" - led by Lynn Breakstone
31 Dec 2017 New Year's Eve at WHSMC
24 Dec 2017 Sit / Walk / Sit - led by Mary Renard
17 Dec 2017 "No Mud, No Lotus" - video talk by Tara Brach
10 Dec 2017 "Right Effort and Right Mindfulness" - talk by James Coleman
03 Dec 2017 Refuge Ceremony led by Corey Mac
26 Nov 2017 "Right Concentration" - talk by June Kramer
19 Nov 2017 "Right Intention" - talk by Mick Malotte
19 Nov 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
12 Nov 2017 "Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelivhood" - talk by Carole Maurer
05 Nov 2017 "Right Understanding" - talk by Rosemary Donnell
29 Oct 2017 "The Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path" - talk by Rosemary Donnell
23 Oct 2017 Class Series: Approaching Death Through the Dharma, Crow's End
22 Oct 2017 "The Wheel of Life" - talk by Claudia Coleman
22 Oct 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
15 Oct 2017 No evening meeting due to weekend retreat with Kamala Masters
14 Oct 2017 Sure Heart’s Release, A Weekend Retreat with Kamala Masters
12 Oct 2017 Class Series: The Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma - An Introduction to Buddhism
08 Oct 2017 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
01 Oct 2017 "Meditating on the Right Side of the Brain" - talk by John Dilworth
01 Oct 2017 Program Committee Meeting
24 Sep 2017 "Understanding Death as a Practice for Living" - talk by Susan Quinones
17 Sep 2017 Discussion about our new space
17 Sep 2017 Financial + Stewardship Committee
16 Sep 2017 Reflective Insight Meditation, Crow's End
10 Sep 2017 "My Root Teachers: From Zen to Tara" - talk by James Coleman
06 Sep 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
05 Sep 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
03 Sep 2017 Refuge Ceremony led by Wendy Liepman
30 Aug 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
29 Aug 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
27 Aug 2017 "Right Speech" - small group discussion led by Sylvia Alcon
23 Aug 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
22 Aug 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
20 Aug 2017 "Meditation as Medicine" - talk by Devin Wallace
20 Aug 2017 Education + Mentoring Committee
19 Aug 2017 Reflective Insight Meditation
17 Aug 2017 Class Series: Mindfulness Practice for Everyone
16 Aug 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
15 Aug 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
13 Aug 2017 "Obstacles to Self-Compassion" - talk by Mick Malotte
09 Aug 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
08 Aug 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
07 Aug 2017 A Buddhist Approach to Transforming the Judgmental Mind - CLOSED GROUP
06 Aug 2017 "The Shamatha Project Revisited" - talk by Michael Moran
02 Aug 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
01 Aug 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
30 Jul 2017 No evening meeting due to weekend retreat with Donald Rothberg
29 Jul 2017 Transforming the Judgmental Mind, Cultivating the Wise Heart, A Weekend Retreat with Donald Rothberg
26 Jul 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
25 Jul 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
23 Jul 2017 "The Buddha's Dream of Liberation" - talk by James Coleman
19 Jul 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
18 Jul 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
16 Jul 2017 Dedication Ceremony of the WHS Meditation Center
15 Jul 2017 Reflective Insight Meditation
12 Jul 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
11 Jul 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
09 Jul 2017 "WHS Helps Feed the Homeless" - panel discussion
05 Jul 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
04 Jul 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
02 Jul 2017 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
02 Jul 2017 Meditation Instruction
28 Jun 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
27 Jun 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
25 Jun 2017 "Meditating with Mantras and Chanting" - talk by Claudia Coleman
21 Jun 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
20 Jun 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
18 Jun 2017 "Lojong" - talk by Lynn Breakstone
17 Jun 2017 Reflective Insight Meditation
14 Jun 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
13 Jun 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
11 Jun 2017 “Who Am I? Reflections on No-Self" - talk by Joe Lynch
07 Jun 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
06 Jun 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
04 Jun 2017 Refuge Ceremony led by Joe Giral
04 Jun 2017 Meditation Instruction
31 May 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
30 May 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
28 May 2017 "Four Thoughts that Lead to Dharma" - talk by James Coleman
24 May 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
23 May 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
20 May 2017 Reflective Insight Meditation
17 May 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
16 May 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
14 May 2017 Sangha Social - Celebrate the Buddha's Birthday
10 May 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
09 May 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
07 May 2017 Dharma Live - Small group discussions led by Bobbe Scott
07 May 2017 Meditation Instruction
03 May 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
02 May 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
30 Apr 2017 Dharma Songs Sing Along - Wendy Liepman
26 Apr 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
25 Apr 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
23 Apr 2017 "Dependent Arising" - talk by Linda Modaro and Wendy Liepman
19 Apr 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
18 Apr 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
17 Apr 2017 Class Series: Approaching Death Through the Dharma
16 Apr 2017 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
15 Apr 2017 Reflective Insight Meditation
12 Apr 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
11 Apr 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
09 Apr 2017 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Al Blum
08 Apr 2017 The Power of Somatic Meditation in an Anxious Age - Weekend Retreat with Al Blum
05 Apr 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
04 Apr 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
02 Apr 2017 "Unraveling the Fabric of Prejudice" - talk by Steele Bennett
02 Apr 2017 Meditation Instruction
29 Mar 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
28 Mar 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
26 Mar 2017 "Touching Enlightenment with the Body" - talk by John Dilworth and Alice Reinheimer
22 Mar 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
21 Mar 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
19 Mar 2017 Video: Oprah Winfrey Interviews Thich Nhat Hanh
18 Mar 2017 Reflective Insight Meditation
15 Mar 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
14 Mar 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
12 Mar 2017 "Teaching Rage Management at Avenal State Prison" - talk by Jay Salter
08 Mar 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
07 Mar 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
06 Mar 2017 Mindfulness Class Series
05 Mar 2017 Refuge Ceremony led by Corey McIntyre
05 Mar 2017 Meditation Instruction
01 Mar 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
28 Feb 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
26 Feb 2017 "Meditation for Robots?" - talk by Matt Moore
22 Feb 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
21 Feb 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
19 Feb 2017 "Spiritual Practice with Animals, Part 2" - talk by Joan Carter
15 Feb 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
14 Feb 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
12 Feb 2017 "Cultivating Metta with the Humans of New York" - Mick Malotte
08 Feb 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
07 Feb 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
05 Feb 2017 "Spiritual Materialism" - Panel discussion
05 Feb 2017 Meditation Instruction
01 Feb 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
31 Jan 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
29 Jan 2017 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Stephen Snyder and Tina Rasmussen
28 Jan 2017 Introduction to Concentration Meditation - Weekend Retreat with Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder
25 Jan 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
24 Jan 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
22 Jan 2017 "My Favorite Teacher" - talk by Claudia Coleman
18 Jan 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
17 Jan 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
15 Jan 2017 The Practice of Sangha - talk by Carole Maurer
15 Jan 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
11 Jan 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
10 Jan 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
08 Jan 2017 Dharma Live - Discussions about practice
04 Jan 2017 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
03 Jan 2017 Tuesday Evening Meditation
01 Jan 2017 New Year Ceremony led by Corey McIntyre
01 Jan 2017 Meditation Instruction
28 Dec 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
27 Dec 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
25 Dec 2016 No meeting
21 Dec 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
20 Dec 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
18 Dec 2016 "The Buddha’s Last Words and Their Relevance For Us Today" - talk by Rosemary Donnell
14 Dec 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
13 Dec 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
11 Dec 2016 Refuge Ceremony led by Bobbe Scott and Carole Maurer
11 Dec 2016 Meditation Instruction
07 Dec 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
06 Dec 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
04 Dec 2016 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Shaila Catherine
03 Dec 2016 Meditative Investigation and Nature of Mind - Weekend Retreat with Shaila Catherine
30 Nov 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
29 Nov 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
27 Nov 2016 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
27 Nov 2016 **No Meditation Instruction**
23 Nov 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
22 Nov 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
20 Nov 2016 "Bearing Witness at Auschwitz-Birkenau" - talk by Rev. Mark Shogen Bloodgood
16 Nov 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
15 Nov 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
13 Nov 2016 "White Privilege -- Can We Face the Pain?" - talk and discussion by Mick Malotte
13 Nov 2016 Meditation Instruction
08 Nov 2016 No Tuesday Evening Meditation! - Election night polling site at Unity
07 Nov 2016 Mindfulness Class Series
06 Nov 2016 "Dharma and Darwin" - talk by Steven Marx
01 Nov 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
30 Oct 2016 "Thich Nhat Hanh's Five Mindfulness Trainings" - talk by James Coleman
26 Oct 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
25 Oct 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
23 Oct 2016 A Buddhist Response to Racism, continued - Discussion led Susan Quinones
23 Oct 2016 Meditation Instruction
19 Oct 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
18 Oct 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
16 Oct 2016 Panel Discussion - Mindfulness, by Joseph Goldstein
16 Oct 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
12 Oct 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
11 Oct 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
09 Oct 2016 "Rethinking the Four Noble Truths" - talk by John Dilworth
09 Oct 2016 Meditation Instruction
05 Oct 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
04 Oct 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
02 Oct 2016 "Conceit" - talk by Nancy Hilyard
28 Sep 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
27 Sep 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
25 Sep 2016 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Heather Sundberg
24 Sep 2016 Embodied Heart-Full Awareness, A Weekend Retreat with Heather Sundberg
21 Sep 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
20 Sep 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
18 Sep 2016 "What is a Buddhist Response to Racism?" - talk by Susan Quinones
14 Sep 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
13 Sep 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
11 Sep 2016 Annual Sangha Picnic - No meeting at Unity
07 Sep 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
06 Sep 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
04 Sep 2016 Refuge Ceremony led by Corey McIntyre
31 Aug 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
30 Aug 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
28 Aug 2016 Small group discussion led by Susan McIntosh
28 Aug 2016 Meditation Instruction
24 Aug 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group
23 Aug 2016 Class Series: Mindfulness Practice for Everyone
23 Aug 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
21 Aug 2016 Video: Adyashanti, "Is there a Path to Awakening?
19 Aug 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group *NO MEETING*
16 Aug 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
14 Aug 2016 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
14 Aug 2016 Meditation Instruction
12 Aug 2016 Mindfulness for Everyone Sitting Group *NO MEETING*
09 Aug 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
08 Aug 2016 Class Series: Mindfulness Practice for Everyone
07 Aug 2016 Refuge Ceremony led by Sylvia Alcon
31 Jul 2016 "My Favorite Teacher" - talk by Rosemary Donnell
24 Jul 2016 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Lama Palden Drolma
23 Jul 2016 Tara, the Awakened Feminine, A Weekend Retreat with Lama Palden
17 Jul 2016 "Recollective Awareness: A Different Kind of Vipassana" - Wendy Liepman
17 Jul 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
10 Jul 2016 "Tara - the Female Buddha" - James and Claudia Coleman
03 Jul 2016 Refuge Ceremony led by Joe Giral
26 Jun 2016 "Don't Shoot the Second Arrow" - talk by Mick Malotte
19 Jun 2016 "Being Present for a Death" - talk by Joan Carter
12 Jun 2016 "Courage of Care Coalition" - talk by Eric Zeeb
07 Jun 2016 NO Tuesday Evening Meditation
05 Jun 2016 Refuge Ceremony led by Susan Quinones
29 May 2016 "Mindfulness Training and the Military" - talk and discussion by Sylvia Alcon
22 May 2016 "Temples and Traditions in Southeast Asia" - talk and photos by Joan Larive
18 May 2016 Class Series: Mindfulness Practice for Everyone
15 May 2016 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Norman and Kathie Fischer
14 May 2016 "Imagination" - A Weekend Nonresidential Retreat with Norman and Kathie Fischer
08 May 2016 Board of Directors Reception
01 May 2016 Refuge Ceremony led by John Dilworth
24 Apr 2016 Retreat Reflections by Carole Maurer
17 Apr 2016 "Self Compassion" - Nancy Hilyard and Bobbe Scott
17 Apr 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
10 Apr 2016 "Song of Ruth" - talk by Arlene Winn
10 Apr 2016 Program Committee Meeting
03 Apr 2016 Refuge Ceremony led by Wendy Liepman
27 Mar 2016 Video: Adyashanti, "The Basic Teachings - Part 1"
22 Mar 2016 Tuesday Evening Meditation
20 Mar 2016 "Milarepa's Songs of Enlightenment" - talk by James Coleman
15 Mar 2016 New Tuesday Evening Meditation Group
13 Mar 2016 Sit / Walk / Sit (late change due to illness)
13 Mar 2016 Meditation Instruction
06 Mar 2016 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Lama John Makransky
05 Mar 2016 The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom, A Weekend Retreat with John Makransky
28 Feb 2016 "The Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change" - discussion led by Sharon Rippner and Steven Marx
21 Feb 2016 "Generosity" - talk by Mick Malotte
14 Feb 2016 "Personality Types in Buddhism" - talk by John Dilworth
07 Feb 2016 Refuge Ceremony led by Carole Maurer and Bobbe Scott
31 Jan 2016 "Attachment in Buddhadharma" - talk by Linda Modaro
31 Jan 2016 Retreat Committee Meeting
24 Jan 2016 "Along the Buddha's Path" - talk and photos by Margie Savage
17 Jan 2016 "The Fourth Turning of the Wheel of Dharma" - talk by Michael Moran
17 Jan 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
10 Jan 2016 "Spiritual Practice with Animals" - talk byJoan Carter
03 Jan 2016 Refuge Ceremony led by Greg Thomas
27 Dec 2015 New Year's Ceremony, led by Claudia Coleman
20 Dec 2015 Sit / Walk / Sit and Discussion - James Coleman
20 Dec 2015 No-Self in the Brain: Insights from Neuroscience about Not Taking Life Personally - A Live Spirit Rock Daylong Webcast with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
13 Dec 2015 "Tis the Season to Be" - talk by Lama Khaydroup
13 Dec 2015 Meditation Instruction
06 Dec 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by James Coleman
29 Nov 2015 "A Trip to Cloud Mountain -- Reflections on a Retreat" by Steven Marx
22 Nov 2015 "Mindful Speech" - recorded talk by Tara Brach, then discussion
15 Nov 2015 No meeting due to weekend retreat with James Baraz
14 Nov 2015 "The Joy of Letting Go," a Weekend Retreat with James Baraz
08 Nov 2015 Dharma Music Performed by Shadowlands
01 Nov 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by Claudia Coleman
25 Oct 2015 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
25 Oct 2015 Meditation Instruction
18 Oct 2015 "The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist" - talk by Nancy Forger
11 Oct 2015 "Sacred Spaces" - talk by Dan Levi
11 Oct 2015 Meditation Instruction
04 Oct 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by Wendy Liepman
27 Sep 2015 Listening Circle led by Susan McIntosh
27 Sep 2015 Meditation Instruction
20 Sep 2015 Talk by Rosemary Donnell
13 Sep 2015 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Steve Armstrong
12 Sep 2015 "Archeology of the Heart", A weekend retreat with Steve Armstrong, Online Registration now closed
06 Sep 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by Greg Thomas
30 Aug 2015 No meeting due to Sangha picnic at Crow's End
30 Aug 2015 Annual Sangha Picnic
23 Aug 2015 "How's Your Practice Going?" - small group discussion led by Sylvia Alcom
23 Aug 2015 Meditation Instruction
16 Aug 2015 "The Wisdom of the Body" - talk by James Coleman
09 Aug 2015 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Anna Douglas
08 Aug 2015 "Aging, Dying, and Awakening,"a Weekend Retreat with Anna Douglas
02 Aug 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by Kathy Headtke
26 Jul 2015 "When Death Comes" - talk by Mark Shogen Bloodgood
26 Jul 2015 Meditation Instruction
22 Jul 2015 Finding Your Path - Class Series
19 Jul 2015 "Parami," by Ajahn Sucitto - book review by Nancy Hilyard
18 Jul 2015 TOUCHING THE PRESENT: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF SELF, An online retreat with Pema Chödrön
12 Jul 2015 A dharma talk by Eric Zeeb
12 Jul 2015 Meditation Instruction
11 Jul 2015 TOUCHING THE PRESENT: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF SELF, An online retreat with Pema Chödrön
10 Jul 2015 TOUCHING THE PRESENT: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF SELF, An online retreat with Pema Chödrön
05 Jul 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by John Dilworth
28 Jun 2015 "A Theory of Awareness" - A talk by Jason siff
28 Jun 2015 Meditation Instruction
21 Jun 2015 "The Dhamma Brothers" - Video and discussion
19 Jun 2015 TOUCHING THE PRESENT: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF SELF, An online retreat with Pema Chödrön
14 Jun 2015 "Mindfulness, Secular Mindfulness and McMindfulness" - Mick and Mary Malotte
14 Jun 2015 Meditation Instruction
07 Jun 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by Susan Quinones
31 May 2015 Meditation and discussion
24 May 2015 "Understanding Symbols in Buddhism As a Way to Support Our Practice" - talk by Claudia Coleman
24 May 2015 Meditation Instruction
17 May 2015 "Life is Hard: A Public Talk with Norman Fischer", Video and Discussion
10 May 2015 Bring a Reading to Share, led by Joe Giral
10 May 2015 Meditation Instruction
03 May 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by James Coleman
26 Apr 2015 Special Board of Directors Reception
26 Apr 2015 Meditation Instruction
19 Apr 2015 Sit, Walk,Sit - led by Mary Renard
19 Apr 2015 Board of Directors Meeting
12 Apr 2015 "Does Mindfulness Matter?" - talk by Matthew Moore
12 Apr 2015 Meditation Instruction
05 Apr 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by Corey McIntyre
29 Mar 2015 Book Discussion led by Arlene Winn
22 Mar 2015 Round Table Discussion led by Mary Renard
22 Mar 2015 Meditation Instruction - CANCELED!
15 Mar 2015 The Paramitas (Perfections) - talk by Judi Martindale and Michael Moran
08 Mar 2015 "Practicing the Brahma Viharas in Daily Life" - Mick Malotte
08 Mar 2015 Meditation Instruction
01 Mar 2015 Refuge Ceremony and discussion led by John Dilworth
22 Feb 2015 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Hye Wol Sunim
21 Feb 2015 The Psychology Behind the Loving-Kindness Discourse - Weekend Retreat with Rev. Hye Wol Sunim
15 Feb 2015 Thich Nhat Hanh - recorded interview, followed by a discussion led by Marianne Palmer
08 Feb 2015 Practicing Recollective Awareness Meditation - Wendy Liepman
08 Feb 2015 Meditation Instruction
01 Feb 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by Carole Maurer
25 Jan 2015 "In the Swim: Musings on Meditation Under Water" - talk by Steven Marx
25 Jan 2015 Meditation Instruction
18 Jan 2015 Listening Circle led by Susan McIntosh
18 Jan 2015 Board of Directors Meeting
11 Jan 2015 "Habits and Free Will" - talk by John Dilworth
11 Jan 2015 Meditation Instruction
04 Jan 2015 Refuge Ceremony led by Barabara Scott
28 Dec 2014 New Year's Ceremony, led by Claudia Coleman and Corey McIntyre
28 Dec 2014 Meditation Instruction
21 Dec 2014 Sharing the Dharma - bring a reading
14 Dec 2014 "Thoughts on Rebirth" - talk by Rosemary Donnell
14 Dec 2014 Meditation Instruction
07 Dec 2014 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Steve Armstrong
06 Dec 2014 Training in Awareness and Wisdom, Weekend Retreat with Steve Armstrong
30 Nov 2014 "The Path of the Buddha's Enlightemnent" - talk by James Coleman
23 Nov 2014 Buddhist Peace Fellowship -- Solidarity vs. Charity
23 Nov 2014 Meditation Instruction
23 Nov 2014 A Social Justice Response to Our Changing Environment, Presentation by Buddhist Peace Fellowship
16 Nov 2014 "Mindfulness and Perception" - talk by Nancy Hilyard
09 Nov 2014 "The Three Tenets of Socially Engaged Buddhism" - talk by Mark Shogen Bloodgood
09 Nov 2014 Meditation Instruction
02 Nov 2014 Refuge Ceremony Revealed - Rosemary Donnell
26 Oct 2014 Sit, Walk,Sit - led by Mary Renard
26 Oct 2014 Meditation Instruction
21 Oct 2014 Class Series: Exploring Medtiation Styles
19 Oct 2014 Video: Bill Moyers and Pema Chodron "On Faith and Reason" - Susan Quinones
12 Oct 2014 Small Group Discussion on Gratitude and Joy led by Dorothy Curhan
12 Oct 2014 Meditation Instruction
05 Oct 2014 Refuge Ceremony Revealed - James Coleman
28 Sep 2014 An Introduction to Recollective Awareness Meditation - Wendy Liepman
28 Sep 2014 Meditation Instruction
21 Sep 2014 "Hungry Ghosts and Wanting Mind" - a talk by Carole Maurer
14 Sep 2014 The Sangha's Prison Project - talk by Michael Moran
14 Sep 2014 Meditation Instruction
13 Sep 2014 Hard Earned Wisdom From Behind the Walls - A Daylong Retreat with Jacques Verduin
12 Sep 2014 Jacques Verduin Talk: Being Wanted and Feeling Held: How We're All "Doing Time."
07 Sep 2014 Refuge Ceremony Revealed - Greg Thomas
31 Aug 2014 Bring a Reading to Share
24 Aug 2014 Annual Sangha Picnic
24 Aug 2014 No Sunday Sangha meeting - Annual Sangha Picnic
17 Aug 2014 "Mindful Moments" - talk by Susan McIntosh
10 Aug 2014 "The Buddha's Path and the Lay Life" - talk by Rosemary Donnell
10 Aug 2014 Meditation Instruction
03 Aug 2014 "As Your Meditation Practice Matures" - talk by Jason Siff
03 Aug 2014 Jason Siff Workshop
27 Jul 2014 "Sacred Activism" - talk by Bob Banner
27 Jul 2014 Meditation Instruction
20 Jul 2014 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder
19 Jul 2014 Introduction to Concentration Meditation, weekend retreat with Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder
13 Jul 2014 "The Buddhist Compass: The Four Styles of Contemporary Buddhism" - talk by James Coleman
13 Jul 2014 Meditation Instruction
13 Jul 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
06 Jul 2014 Refuge Ceremony Revealed - Mick Malotte
29 Jun 2014 Body Movement through Qigong - Devin Wallace
22 Jun 2014 "What is a Self?" - talk by Bonnie Wolfe
15 Jun 2014 Michael Moran and Judi Martindale discuss the work of Zen teacher Cheri Huber
08 Jun 2014 Sister Theresa Harpin on the Restorative Partners program
01 Jun 2014 Refuge Ceremony Revealed - Michael Moran
25 May 2014 Panel Discussion: Retreat Experiences
25 May 2014 Meditation Instruction - *CANCELLED*
18 May 2014 "Death, Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Metta" - talk by Mick Malotte
11 May 2014 "Dependent Arising: the Overarching Principle for Liberation" - talk by Nancy Hilyard
11 May 2014 Meditation Instruction
04 May 2014 "How to Read the Dharma Wheel of Life" - talk by Claudia Coleman
04 May 2014 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
27 Apr 2014 Listening Circle - led by Susan McIntosh
27 Apr 2014 Meditation Instruction
26 Apr 2014 Evolving Together - A Daylong Retreat with Wes Nisker
25 Apr 2014 Wes Nisker Dharma Comedy
20 Apr 2014 Sit, Walk,Sit - led by Mary Renard
13 Apr 2014 Introduction to Concentration Meditation
13 Apr 2014 Meditation Instruction
06 Apr 2014 "Buddhism of Bhutan" - talk by James Coleman
06 Apr 2014 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
30 Mar 2014 "Leonard Cohen, Buddhist" - talk by Steven Marx
23 Mar 2014 Bring a Reading to Share
23 Mar 2014 Meditation Instruction
16 Mar 2014 "Buddhism and The Masks of God"- talk by John Dilworth
09 Mar 2014 Change, and how to use it as practice - round table discussion led by Bobbe Scott and Susan Quinones
09 Mar 2014 Meditation Instruction
02 Mar 2014 No meeting due to weekend retreat with Lama John Makransky
01 Mar 2014 The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom, A Weekend Retreat with Lama John Makaransky
23 Feb 2014 “Buddhism Within the New Religious Landscape” - talk by Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett
23 Feb 2014 Meditation Instruction
16 Feb 2014 "Dealing With Difficult People or Situations" - round table discussion led by Bobbe Scott
09 Feb 2014 "Awakening Through Love - Reflections on the Teachings of Lama John Makransky" - talk by Eric Zeeb
09 Feb 2014 Meditation Instruction
09 Feb 2014 Workshop with Jason Siff
02 Feb 2014 Special Board of Directors Reception
02 Feb 2014 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
26 Jan 2014 No meeting due to weekend retreat with John Travis
25 Jan 2014 From Calm Abiding to Awareness of Awareness, A Weekend Retreat with John Travis
19 Jan 2014 "The Birth of the Bodhisattva" - talk by James Coleman
12 Jan 2014 "Buddhism and The Hero's Journey"- talk by John Dilworth
12 Jan 2014 Meditation Instruction
05 Jan 2014 "Put Your Toosh on the Cush" - Talk by Arlene Winn
05 Jan 2014 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
29 Dec 2013 New Year Program led by James Coleman
22 Dec 2013 SANGHA CANCELED--CONFLICT WITH UNITY'S CHRISTMAS CONCERT
22 Dec 2013 Meditation Instruction
15 Dec 2013 "The Body As a Path to Awakening," Talk by Michael Moran
08 Dec 2013 "Skillful Awareness - a.k.a. Right Mindfulness," Talk by Rosemary Donnell
08 Dec 2013 Meditation Instruction
08 Dec 2013 Workshop **CANCELLED**
01 Dec 2013 “Meditation: It's Purpose, Pitfalls and Promise,” Talk by Lama Khedrub
01 Dec 2013 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
24 Nov 2013 Thomas Merton and Buddhism, Talk by Robert Inchausti
24 Nov 2013 Meditation Instruction
22 Nov 2013 4 Day Retreat with Jason Siff
17 Nov 2013 "Natural Dharma: Live Music and Poetry Reading on Nature" - Chris O'Connell, Susan Bailey-Kadin, Claudia Royal Coleman, Sylvia Alcon
10 Nov 2013 Round Table Discussion on Practice Led by Rosemary Donnell
10 Nov 2013 Meditation Instruction
03 Nov 2013 The Transformative Power of Pain
03 Nov 2013 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
27 Oct 2013 "Meditation and Computing," Talk by JohnDalbey
27 Oct 2013 Meditation Instruction
20 Oct 2013 "Self/Non-Self/Selfing," talk by Bonnie Wolfe
20 Oct 2013 Board of Directors Meeting
13 Oct 2013 "Lust and Enlightenment," talk by James Coleman
13 Oct 2013 Meditation Instruction
06 Oct 2013 Beatnik Buddhism in Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums, Talk by Steven Marx
06 Oct 2013 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
06 Oct 2013 North County - Gary Koan Janka
29 Sep 2013 No Sangha- Retreat with Mary Grace Orr
28 Sep 2013 "Deepening into Presence," Weekend Retreat with Mary Grace Orr
22 Sep 2013 “The Dharma of Taking Food and the Zen Practice of Oryoki.” talk by Mark Shogen Bloodgood
22 Sep 2013 Meditation Instruction
15 Sep 2013 Sound Meditation, led by Carole Maurer
08 Sep 2013 Sit-Walk-Sit
08 Sep 2013 Meditation Instruction
01 Sep 2013 Bob Banner From Buddhism to Happiness: An Unpredictable Personal Journey
01 Sep 2013 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
25 Aug 2013 White Heron Sangha Annual Picnic - No Sunday evening meeting
18 Aug 2013 Round Table Discussion led by Rosemary Donnell
11 Aug 2013 “The Three Bodies of the Buddha" - talk by James Coleman
11 Aug 2013 Meditation Instruction
04 Aug 2013 "Historical Causes and Conditions" - talk by Linda Modaro
04 Aug 2013 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
04 Aug 2013 Recollective Awareness Meditation - Community Workshop
28 Jul 2013 Dharma Songs: Bob and Wendy, Karoline Hausted and Mark Davis
21 Jul 2013 Evolutionary Spirituality, Part II - talk by Michael Moran
21 Jul 2013 Board of Directors Meeting
14 Jul 2013 “Choosing Happiness” - talk by Nancy Hilyard
14 Jul 2013 Meditation Instruction
07 Jul 2013 Sharing the Dharma
07 Jul 2013 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
30 Jun 2013 "Practice and the Three Characteristics" - talk by Rosemary Donnell
24 Jun 2013 Samatha (Concentration) Meditation Class Series - 4th Class
23 Jun 2013 "Thoreau's Buddhism" - talk by Steven Marx
23 Jun 2013 Meditation Instruction
17 Jun 2013 Samatha (Concentration) Meditation Class Series - 3rd Class
16 Jun 2013 “Handling Difficult Relationships” - discussion led by Barbara Scott
10 Jun 2013 Samatha (Concentration) Meditation Class - 2nd class
09 Jun 2013 "Evolutionary Spirituality" - talk by Michael Moran
09 Jun 2013 Meditation Instruction
03 Jun 2013 Samatha (Concentration) Meditation Class Series Mondays in June
02 Jun 2013 Three Teachers, Talk by Bonnie Wolfe
26 May 2013 An Hour of Silent Meditation: Sitting and Walking
26 May 2013 Meditation Instruction
19 May 2013 "Too Much or Too Little?" - Discussion of effort led by James Coleman
12 May 2013 Sharing the Dharma, led by Dorothy Curhan
12 May 2013 Meditation Instruction
05 May 2013 "On Mindfulness Meditation" - talk by Susan McIntosh
28 Apr 2013 April 28: No program due to retreat with Norman Fischer
27 Apr 2013 Weekend Retreat with Zoketsu Norman Fischer
21 Apr 2013 Concentration Meditation (Jhana Practice) Talk by Brian Gavin
21 Apr 2013 Board of Directors Meeting
14 Apr 2013 "Introduction to Norman Fischer" - talk by Michael Moran
14 Apr 2013 Meditation Instruction
07 Apr 2013 Recollective Awareness Meditation - talk by Linda Modaro
31 Mar 2013 Video: "Jesus and Buddha, Practicing Across Traditions"
24 Mar 2013 Wise Effort, Wise Speech and Working with Thoughts: Small Group Discussion Led by Nancy Hilyard
24 Mar 2013 Meditation Instruction
17 Mar 2013 Talk by Jason Siff - "Knowledge, Insight, and Wisdom: What Do These Actually Mean?"
17 Mar 2013 Jason Siff Workshop, “Views of Self and Experiences of Non-Self”
16 Mar 2013 Recollective Awareness Meditation Workshop With Jason Siff
10 Mar 2013 "On Sankharas" - talk by Rosemary Donnell
10 Mar 2013 Meditation Instruction
03 Mar 2013 No program due to retreat with Lama John Makransky
02 Mar 2013 Knowing Persons in their Deepest Goodness, A Weekend Retreat with Lama John Makransky
24 Feb 2013 "Qi Gong-Meditation in Motion" Interactive Session With Devin Wallace
24 Feb 2013 Meditation Instruction
17 Feb 2013 "Renunciation" - a talk by John Dilworth
10 Feb 2013 "The Near and Far Enemies of the Brahma Viharas" - Talk by Claudia Coleman
10 Feb 2013 Meditation Instruction
07 Feb 2013 Basic Buddhism Class
03 Feb 2013 "The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion" - talk by James Coleman
03 Feb 2013 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
03 Feb 2013 Recollective Awareness Meditation Community Workshop
31 Jan 2013 Basic Buddhism Class
27 Jan 2013 Jan. 27: No Program due to Retreat with John Travis
26 Jan 2013 The Mystery and the Workings of Karma, A Weekend Retreat with John Travis
24 Jan 2013 Basic Buddhism Class
20 Jan 2013 "State of the Sangha" - report by Rosemary Donnell
17 Jan 2013 Basic Buddhism Class
13 Jan 2013 "To Feel is Everything" - a talk by Nancy Hilyard
13 Jan 2013 Meditation Instruction
10 Jan 2013 Basic Buddhism Class
06 Jan 2013 Sharing the Dharma
06 Jan 2013 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
30 Dec 2012 New Year's Ceremony, Led by Peter Schellin
23 Dec 2012 Round Table Discussion on Gratitude, led by David Holmes
23 Dec 2012 Meditation Instruction
16 Dec 2012 “Enlightenment: Who Cares?”, talk by Rosemary Donnell
09 Dec 2012 States of Mind, Talk by Pedro Guimaraes, M.D.
09 Dec 2012 Meditation Instruction
02 Dec 2012 Talk by Jason Siff
02 Dec 2012 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
02 Dec 2012 Jason Siff Workshop
25 Nov 2012 Listening Circle Led by Susan McIntosh
25 Nov 2012 Meditation Instruction
18 Nov 2012 Round Table Discussion on Forgiveness, led by Bobbe Scott
11 Nov 2012 Talk By Michael Moran
11 Nov 2012 Meditation Instruction
04 Nov 2012 Thangkas, Part II, talk by Claudia Coleman-Canceled- replaced by discussion led by Rosemary Donnell
04 Nov 2012 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
28 Oct 2012 Round Table Discussion on Politics & Buddhism, led by Rosemary Donnell and David Holmes
28 Oct 2012 Meditation Instruction
21 Oct 2012 Round-table Discussion on Aging, Led by Susan Bailey-Kadin
14 Oct 2012 "Surrendering," Talk by Eric Zeeb
14 Oct 2012 Meditation Instruction
07 Oct 2012 No Program due to Retreat with Lama Palden
06 Oct 2012 Mahamudra - Weekend Retreat with Lama Palden
30 Sep 2012 Mahamudra Talk by James Coleman
23 Sep 2012 Panel on Recollective Awareness
23 Sep 2012 Meditation Instruction
16 Sep 2012 Restorative Partners: Awakening and Action, Talk by Sister Theresa
09 Sep 2012 White Heron Sangha Picnic - No Sunday Evening Meeting
02 Sep 2012 Sit-Walk-Sit, Led by Brad Crampton
26 Aug 2012 "Using Buddhism For Social Action," Talk by Jan Sprague
26 Aug 2012 Meditation Instruction
19 Aug 2012 No Sangha meeting due to Anna Douglas Retreat
18 Aug 2012 Aging Awake- Weekend Retreat with Anna Douglas
12 Aug 2012 "Gratitude and Metta," Talk by Mick Malotte
05 Aug 2012 "Wisdom: Right View; Right Intention," Talk by Rosemary Donnell
05 Aug 2012 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
29 Jul 2012 "Mental Discipline: Right Effort; Right Concentration," Talk by June Kramer
22 Jul 2012 Tea & Socializing Followed by Dharma talk, "Mental Discipline: Right Mindfulness," Led by Susan McIntosh
15 Jul 2012 "The Compassionate Mind" - talk by Judi Martindale
15 Jul 2012 Board of Directors Meeting
08 Jul 2012 "Ethical Conduct: Right Livelihood" - talk by Sara Mikkelsen
08 Jul 2012 Meditation Instruction
01 Jul 2012 Sit/Walk/ Sit, Led by Mary Renard
01 Jul 2012 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
01 Jul 2012 Retreat Committee Meeting
24 Jun 2012 Tea & Socializing Followed by Dharma Talk: "Introduction to the Eightfold Path & Precepts Ceremony," led by Nancy Hilyard
24 Jun 2012 Meditation Instruction
17 Jun 2012 “Detours on the Spiritual Path: A Personal Journey” Talk by Lucy Taylor
10 Jun 2012 "Friends in Strange Places," Talk by Matthew Moore
10 Jun 2012 Meditation Instruction
03 Jun 2012 "Evaluating Your Meditation Practice" - Small Group Discussion led by Nancy Hilyard
03 Jun 2012 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
27 May 2012 Chanting and Singing, led by Wendy Liepman
27 May 2012 Meditation Instruction
20 May 2012 No Sunday Evening Meeting Due to Rick Hanson Retreat
19 May 2012 "Not Self" in the Brain, A Weekend Workshop with Rick Hanson, Ph.D
18 May 2012 "The Benevolent Brain," Evening Talk with Rick Hanson
13 May 2012 Panel Comparing and Contrasting Three Major Schools of Buddhism
13 May 2012 Meditation Instruction
06 May 2012 "Tibetan Buddhism" - talk by James Coleman
06 May 2012 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
29 Apr 2012 "Zen Buddhism, Part II" - talk by Michael Moran and Judi Martindale
23 Apr 2012 Board of Directors Meeting
22 Apr 2012 "Zen Buddhism, Part I" - talk by Michael Moran and Judi Martindale
22 Apr 2012 Meditation Instruction
15 Apr 2012 "Concentration Meditation: From First Sit to First Jhana," Talk by Brian Gavin
08 Apr 2012 An Hour of Silent Meditation: Sitting, Walking, Sitting
08 Apr 2012 Meditation Instruction
01 Apr 2012 "Theravada Buddhism" - a talk by Rosemary Donnell
01 Apr 2012 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
25 Mar 2012 "Buddhist Pre-History" - a talk by Sara Mikkelsen
25 Mar 2012 Meditation Instruction
18 Mar 2012 No Sunday Evening Meeting Due to Will Kabat-Zinn's Retreat
17 Mar 2012 The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation, A Weekend Retreat with Will Kabat-Zinn
11 Mar 2012 "Enlightemnent: The Possibility of Freedom" - recorded talk and discussion
11 Mar 2012 Meditation Instruction
04 Mar 2012 Finding Acceptance, Peace, and Joy in Difficult Times, A Talk by Carole Maurer
04 Mar 2012 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
26 Feb 2012 Claudia Royal, "Thangkas & Tibetan Art"
26 Feb 2012 Meditation Instruction
19 Feb 2012 David Holmes, "What Western Buddhism Lacks"
12 Feb 2012 Jacques Verdin, On Prison Dharma
12 Feb 2012 Meditation Instruction
05 Feb 2012 NO SANGHA MEETING
29 Jan 2012 NO MEETING due to Mary Grace Orr retreat
28 Jan 2012 The Refuges Reconsidered: Weekend Retreat with Mary Grace Orr
22 Jan 2012 Book Sharing: Book Exchange and Reviews
22 Jan 2012 Meditation Instruction
15 Jan 2012 Volunteering: A Discussion of Service As A Practice
11 Jan 2012 Basic Buddhism Class Series
08 Jan 2012 Concentration and Insight: Finding the Balance - panel discussion led by John Dilworth
08 Jan 2012 Board of Directors Meeting
01 Jan 2012 An Hour of Silent Meditation: Sitting and Walking
01 Jan 2012 Refuges Ceremony (optional)
25 Dec 2011 No Meeting Due to Christmas Holiday
18 Dec 2011 “Confessions of a Perfectionist” - talk by Eric Zeeb
11 Dec 2011 A Talk by Jason Siff
10 Dec 2011 Experience Recollective Awareness Meditation: Jason Siff Retreat
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