Trusting Awareness
A day-long retreat for anyone who identifies as a Woman

Sunday, January 14, 2018 9:30-3:30
Cost by donation

During our current sociopolitical climate, many women are voicing a need to gather, ground and balance in
the presence and support of other women. Through silent meditation practice we will explore attuning and
aligning with our individual and shared deepest intentions, cultivating the ability to stay grounded and
responsive, both inwardly and outwardly. There will also be opportunity for discussion based on our
direct experience of how our practice supports us, in the midst of it all.
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. There will also be optional instruction for eating meditation during lunch.

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


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.