White Heron Sangha

South County Meditation Group

The South County Meditation Group meets in Oceano on Sunday mornings from 9:00am  ‑  10:15am for meditation and study in the Gudrun Hus Studio at Tierra Nueva Cohousing, adjacent to the town of Halcyon (see Maps) (see Brochure).

Our meditation practice is informed by the wisdom tradition of Buddhism. All levels of meditation experience are welcome, and it is not necessary to be an active participant[1] of White Heron Sangha to attend. If someone is new to meditation, and new to the group, the facilitator, or one of our group members, may guide the meditation for the first 10 minutes or so.

We are a peer-led group, in the tradition of kalyanamittata ("admirable friendship", or "spiritual friends").

The usual meeting format is: start with reading the Beginning Practice, meditate for 30 minutes, read the Ending Practice, then announcements and discussion. On the first and third Sundays of each month, we extend the meditation period to 45 minutes.

When there is a White Heron Sangha weekend retreat, Gudrun Hus Studio will be available for meditating, but there will not be a Program.

Books that we have read include:

The book that we are currently reading is:

Date Opener Facilitator Program  (updated 10/14/2019)
Oct 20 David Steph W Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
How is your practice going?
Oct 27   Candia Food for the Heart | Chapter 16 - THE KEY TO LIBERATION
Nov 3 Susan Susan Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
Food for the Heart | Chapter 17 - MEDITATION (SAMADHI BHAVANA)
Nov 10     Food for the Heart | Chapter 18 - DHAMMA FIGHTING
Nov 17 David   Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
How is your practice going?
Nov 24     Food for the Heart | Chapter 19 - JUST DO IT!
Dec 1 Kathy Nancy Visit by Nancy Hilyard
(Nancy cofounded the South County Meditation Group in 2007)
12/8-3/1 various various WHSSCMG Gudrun Hus Clipboard Sheet


The Book Queue  This is the list of the final six books that were being considered by the group in March, 2019. The book that was selected is Food for the Heart.

 


The Google Group White Heron Sangha - South County Meditation Group [whsscmg] is at http://goo.gl/zxJXUD


[1]Regarding WHS "membership" -- This WHS website is powered by Wild Apricot membership management software; however, WHS itself is not a membership-based organization, and WHS is not a church. White Heron Sangha is a California nonprofit religious corporation without members (Bylaws, Item 7). Where the words "members" and "membership" appear on this WHS website, WHS itself uses these words to mean "active participants".

For further information on the South County Meditation Group, feel free to contact any of these WHSSCMG members: Lois Richerson <thelois@gmail.com>, Kathy Headtke <kheadtke@sbcglobal.net>, Harry Hōetsu Heck <hoetsu@icloud.com>
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