White Heron Sangha

Sitting Groups


Tuesdays at 5:45 - 7pm - Meditation and Discussion

Our Tuesday evening meditation sessions are held at our White Heron Sangha Mediatation Center in Avila Village (maps).  We sit for 30 minutes. Then, those who choose to may stay for a discussion. The sittings are facilitated by long-time sangha members James Coleman and Arlene Winn.

Wednesdays at 6:00 - 7:00pm - Mindfulness for Everyone
"Mindfulness for Everyone" sittings occur on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 pm at our White Heron Sangha Meditation Center in Avila Village (maps). The purpose of this group is to support one's ongoing mindfulness practice, both on the cushion and in daily life.  Teachings are presented using mainstream language in a way that is true to their deepest roots and fullness, with a view toward the integration of mindfulness into all aspects of our lives. 

During each meeting we meditate for 20 minutes, have a 5 to 10 minute presentation, then allow time for discussion.  This group is suitable for those new to mindfulness practice, as well as for more experienced practitioners.  It is appropriate for those from many walks of life and various belief systems.  It is a completely open drop-in group with no expectation of regular attendance.  Some come nearly every week and others drop in only occasionally.

These sittings are led by Mick Malotte. Mick has been studying and practicing mindfulness meditation for 20 years.  He is a physician and a graduate of Spirit Rock’s CDL teacher training program. If you have any questions email him at mjmalotte@gmail.com

Fridays 11:30am - 1:00pm - Engaged Buddhist Study
The purpose of this study and practice group is to deepen our understanding of how Buddhist teachings can extend to and inform our social/environmental activism, which in turn can help us to be more effective in our various individual attempts to reduce societal and environmental suffering. We meet on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Facilitated by Sharon Rippner (srippner@msn.com).

Some Saturdays 10:30am to 12:00 pm - Tara Meditation
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.

Led by James Coleman occasionally on Saturday mornings -- check the schedule. Everyone welcome, but if you have never done visualization practices before, please contact James (jwcoleman1008@gmail.com) to first receive an orientation.

Reflective Insight Meditation
This gentle, open-hearted practice is suitable for experienced or beginning meditators and is compatible with many meditation practices.

For additional information on this form of practice see Sati Sangha: A Reflective Meditation Community

SLO Reflective Meditation Sitting Group Joining with Sati Sangha. For the time being, Sati Sangha will be offering events online. We will resume in person events as soon as we are able.

Sati Sangha’s mission is to support and foster greater self-understanding and spiritual development through Reflective Meditation practice combined with the study of early Buddhist teachings. We don’t know how long this period of social distancing will last: these times are stressful and fear can easily consume us so we would like to share our reflective meditation practice with you as a refuge and a time for daily connection. These sessions are led by Linda Modaro, Nelly Kaufer of Pine Street Sangha, and other guest teachers. 

Time: 9am to 10am PDT via Zoom


9am PDT – short dharma conversation
30 minute meditation sitting

10 minutes reflective journaling
9:50am PDT – 10 minute sharing/ closing

JOIN DAILY GROUP: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fEle8WPIAtCE8V3p8OXl33IyuQICpyLcSEtz_1MTdvs/edit

For more information, email Wendy Liepman at wliepman@yahoo.com or Linda Modaro linda@satisangha.org

Upcoming Sittings at WHS


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