What might you expect at a Meditation Class?

A weekly meditation class can be a wonderful grounding to your practice and sustain your practice through the rest of the week. The structure of different classes varies, but there are a number of activities most classes offer. 

Classes begin with a 30-40 minute silent meditation period. If you have a meditation cushion (zafu) and knee cushion (zabuton), it is helpful to bring them to class. It is also fine to sit in a provided chair. Buddha in AlcoveSometimes meditation instruction is offered. If you are new to meditation, let Heather know, and she will be happy to provide meditation instruction.

Sitting meditation is followed by a short break, to stretch, use the restroom, or get tea and share community with others. The second half of class includes a dharma talk, which is teaching period often containing stories and examples from the insight meditation tradition, and how it applies to our lives today. Dharma talks are often followed by a short discussion period. Class ends with a short guided meditation. Please, come join us! 


Sunday January 11, Benicia, CA 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday February 13, Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday May 6, Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm - ZOOM
Thursday May 21, Auburn, CA 6:00-7:30pm - ZOOM
Thursday July 16, Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm - ZOOM 

Sunday November 8 SF Gay Sangha 10:30 - Noon ONLINE
Sunday November 8 Benicia Sangha 6:00-8:00pm PST ONLINE

Thursday November 12, Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm - ZOOM

Monday, December 14, Portland, OR 7:00-9:00pm - ZOOM contact Phil p.harris.pdx<at> for LINK

Thursday January 7, 2021 Sacramento, CA 7:00-9:00pm - ZOOM 

Regular Teaching at Mt. Stream Center Sitting Group:
-  Visit for Heather's scheduled teaching of the Monday Night sitting groups.  Click on Nevada City Sitting Groups.