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 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 a member 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.

We do not meet when there is a White Heron Sangha weekend retreat.

Generally, after the first sitting of each month, for those who are so inclined, we have a casual social time with tea and light refreshments.

Books that we have read include:

The book that we are currently reading is:

Date Opener Facilitator Program  (updated 2/11/2019)
Feb 17 David   Extended Meditation (45 minutes), followed by free-form discussion and social time.
Feb 24
    14. Live in Mystery | Not Far Away • The Mystery of Incarnation • The Earth Is Breathing You • Beyond History and Self • Interbeing: You Are Not Alone • Everyone Gains • Outer and Inner Freedom • Emptiness Is Our Home • Vision • "I Told You So"
Practice: Open to Mystery • Just Like Me
Mar 2 & 3 n/a n/a White Heron Sangha Weekend Retreat
Love on Every Breath with Lama Palden Drolma
Upcoming book: Love on Every Breath: Tonglen Meditation for Transforming Pain into Joy
Mar 10     15. The Joy of Being Alive | Happiness for No Cause • Bouncing for Joy • Gratefulness • Pure Heart • You Deserve Happiness • Wonderful! • It's in Your Hands • Coursing in Gratitude
Acknowledgements and Bows of Gratitude
Mar 17     Extended Meditation (45 minutes), followed by free-form discussion and social time.
Mar 24  Nancy HVisit by Nancy Hilyard


The Book Queue  These are books that are being suggested to read. If there is a book that you would like to suggest, please feel free to email the title to one of the WHSSCMG members listed below, and it will be posted anonymously to this queue.

In addition to our regular Sunday morning meditation and discussion, we also have other get‑togethers from time to time.

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

For further information, please feel free to contact these WHSSCMG members: Lois Richerson <thelois@gmail.com>, Kathy Headtke <kheadtke@sbcglobal.net> and Harry Hōetsu Heck <hoetsu@icloud.com>

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