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* 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 8/18/2019)
Aug 25 Steph W Lois Food for the Heart | Chapter 9 - THE FLOOD OF SENSUALITY
Sep 1 Susan   Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
Food for the Heart | Chapter 10 - THE TWO FACES OF REALITY
Sep 8 Steph R   Food for the Heart | Chapter 11 - A GIFT OF DHAMMA
Sep 15 David   Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
How is your practice going?
Sep 22     Food for the Heart | Chapter 12 - INNER BALANCE
Sep 29 Steph W   Food for the Heart | Chapter 13 - THE PATH IN HARMONY
Oct 6     Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
Food for the Heart | Chapter 14 - THE TRAINING OF THE HEART
10/13-1/5 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.


In addition to our regular Sunday morning meditation, 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

*Regarding WHS "membership" -- WHS is not a church, and is not a membership-based organization; White Heron Sangha is a California nonprofit religious corporation without members (Bylaws, Item 7). Where the words "members" and "membership" appear elsewhere on this website, WHS 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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