Allowing

A day-long retreat

June 2, 2018 9:30-3:30

Cost by donation

When we can allow our experience to be exactly as-is, we can choose our response, weakening patterned habits of reactivity based on survival and strengthening confidence in the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. This retreat is best suited for meditators who have had some prior instruction. We will include periods of sitting, lying down, standing, and walking meditation, practicing a continuity of mindfulness throughout all of our postures. We will also work directly with common challenges to practice. Optional instruction for shared eating meditation during the lunch period is offered.

This retreat will be led by Mary Roy, LICSW, who is a therapist and group facilitator at the Center. Mary has over 20 years of dedicated practice in the Insight Meditation tradition.  For more information or to register, please contact Mary at mary@mindfulgrowthpsychotherapy.com

 

Drop in Mindfulness Meditation Group

Tuesday evening, 7:30-8:30pm

You are welcome to offer a donation. However, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

Please note that this is not an introductory meditation class and is best suited to those who have already completed a mindfulness class. Each evening begins

with brief instruction, followed by a 35-40 minute sitting meditation and discussion.

 

Morning Meditation For Seasoned Practitioners

Friday mornings, 7:30-8:20am

Sitting in community can be a rich experience and a great way to deepen one's practice while feeling the support of others. The morning meditation sit is open to folks who have some prior experience with unguided meditation. We will simply sit together in silence for 40 minutes from 7:40am until 8:20am as a way to start the day. A facilitator will ring the bell at the start and finish.

Doors will open at 7:30am for the 7:40am sit.  Doors will close at 7:39 prior to starting the sit, so please be sure to arrive on time!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jeanne Foss Swaine at (360) 329-2066, or jeanne@kindlethesoul.com

Jeanne's bio: Hailing from the Bay Area, Jeanne Foss Swaine is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who works primarily with adults and couples within a framework of mindfulness, client-centered therapy, and a deep interest in the healing force of authenticity. With a background in art, she has been practicing insight mediation and mindfulness since 2000 alternately on the cushion, in line at the supermarket, on the guitar, or in her therapist chair. She sees sitting with clients as an extension of her mindfulness practice.

 

Insight Dialogue Practice Group

The first Sunday of every month

Previous meditation experience is recommended, but not required. All ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities welcome.

This ongoing practice group is offered on a donation, or dana, basis. All welcome regardless of financial contribution.

Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings the mindfulness, tranquility, and insight of traditional silent meditation into our direct experience with others. Insight Dialogue guidelines enable us to use every human encounter as a step on the path of wakefulness, transforming relationship into a source of support for insight and compassion. In this monthly practice group, we will experientially explore the Insight Dialogue guidelines, discovering the depth of meditation that can arise through mindful dialogue.

Facilitator: Anna-Brown Griswold is a licensed psychotherapist and has been practicing and studying the dharma for over 20 years. During this time she has primarily lived in spiritually-based communities, where she faces the joys and challenges of bringing interpersonal relationships to the path of awakening every day. Contact: For questions call 509-426-4596 For further information about Insight Dialogue, go to https://metta.org .