Workshops & Invited Guests

Tea Tasting & Ceremony

Saturday, February 23rd 1:00 - 2:30 PM

$30 Regular/ $20 Members

TEA TASTING & CEREMONY

 

Tea began as powerful medicine and over centuries, grew into a delicious beverage. This humble leaf also serves as a tool to keep the mind sharp during meditation as it enlivens the senses and rejuvenates the spirit.

 

In this workshop, Mona shares her curated selection of the finest quality leaves for use as a meditative doorway. The rich flavors of the tea blend combined with guided meditations will help bring you into a deeper awareness of both tea and Self.

 

These few leaves in my hand are all man could ever teach in words, but the Truth is like the forest behind me--

said the Buddha. So I answered, then put them in this bowl and let’s have a drink.”

A Musical and Meditative Journey to Soothe the Soul

Saturday, March 2nd 5:00 - 7:00 PM

$20 Members/ $30 Non-Members

Release tension and stress, enhance physical and mental performance and restore harmony to your health and well-being with Mark Romero, internationally renowned sound healing guitarist. Join Mark as he takes you on a musical journey of healing, restoration and expanded awareness.

About Mark Romero: A former top-ranking consultant to NASA discovered that Mark’s music dramatically reduces stress, increases physical energy, and enhances mental performance. Out of this discovery emerged a revolutionary musical healing technology that has helped thousands of people around the world heal their lives and restore harmony to their body, mind and spirit.

Sacred Mala Making Meditation and Workshop

Saturday, March 16th 4:00 - 7:00 PM

$129

Pamela Moon Jewelry
Create Your Unique and Sacred Mala!

$129 for Tassled Gemstone Mala

(charms, gemstones and amulets will be available for additional charge if desired)

Join us for this special evening workshop of Communion, Creativity and Meditation!

Pamela Moon Jewelry acts as a talisman for your personal journey. Pamela Moon is a featured artist at the Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing, OC YogaFest, Wanderlust and other select boutiques and spas, including MDitate!

Using high quality healing gemstones as the foundation of your Mala, you will have the opportunity to learn the technique of Mala Making. This joyful event will include introduction to healing gemstones, gemstone and tassel supplies, technique, tools, music, and a short meditation.

Mala Making is a divine meditation in itself…

Join us to learn and create Your One of a Kind, Sacred Mala!

Space is Limited!

6 Week Introductory Training in Mindfulness Course

7:00 - 8:00 PM Every Thurs. Jan. 24th - Feb. 28th

$100 Members ($20 Drop-In) / $150 Non-Members ($30 Drop-In)

 

6 WEEK SIT COURSE: AN INTRODUCTORY TRAINING IN MINDFULNESS

 

This introductory mindfulness class will explore the foundational principles and practices of mindfulness meditation. Through this class you will understand what mindfulness is and how to develop it in meditation and in life. You will also discover how mindfulness supports the cultivation of insight, wisdom and living with a wise, compassionate relationship to life. Throughout the course you will learn a variety of mindfulness meditations and practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily activities at work, at home and in relationships. 

 

In this course you will learn to : 

  • Train in mindfulness meditation, through developing awareness of breath, body, feelings and thoughts.
  • Cultivate a quality of embodied awareness wherever you are.
  • Learn how to transform reactivity to responsiveness.
  • Recognize and let go of unhelpful habitual thoughts and mind states.
  • Explore, understand and work with a range of emotional experience.
  • Develop a kind, caring attitude toward oneself, others and the world.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. — Viktor E. Frankle