Release: A Community Day of Mindfulness

Saturday - April 1, 2017; 9:00am – 3:00pm

Please join us for a day-long meditation retreat, where we will share in silent practice, alternating between periods of guided sitting and walking.  

Release: during this retreat, we will practice noticing and releasing subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) tension in the body, which may be a

manifestation of resistance to something that's happening in the moment. What happens when we let go of resistance and holding, and allow our

experience just to be present, as it is?

No prior retreat experience needed; however, some experience with mindfulness meditation necessary.

Please plan to bring a lunch, or there are lunch options within walking distance of the center.

This retreat will be led by Mary Roy & Joel Grow, both providers at the center and regular leaders of community meditation groups offered at the center.

Donations are accepted, though not required. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Please contact Joel Grow

to register:


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'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.