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 1/22/2020)
Jan 25&26 n/a n/a WHS Weekend Retreat
Oren Sofer, Dialogues Across Differences
Jan 26     Extended Meditation (60 minutes)
(for those who will not be at the WHS weekend retreat)
Feb 2     Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
Feb 9     Food for the Heart | Chapter 22 - IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT
Feb 16 David Steph W Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
How is your practice going?
Feb 23     Food for the Heart | Chapter 23 - WHAT IS CONTEMPLATION
Mar 1     Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
Food for the Heart | Chapter 24 - DHAMMA NATURE
Mar 8     Food for the Heart | Chapter 25 - LIVING WITH THE COBRA
Mar 15 David   Extended Meditation (45 minutes)
How is your practice going?
3/22-5/31 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]Clarification on WHS use of the term, "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 Buddhist churchWhite Heron Sangha is a California nonprofit religious corporation, without members (Bylaws, Item 7). Where the words "members" and "membership" appear on other pages of this WHS website, WHS intends for these terms to be interpreted as "active participants".

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