Upcoming Events

For more information or to register, please contact Chelsea True.

Sunday, September 17: Children’s Program Stone Creek Zen Center.  Stone Creek Zen Center is a practice center in the Soto Zen tradition. It is dedicated to the teachings of awakening to reality and living compassionately in this impermanent, interdependent world.  The core activity at the center is meditation, being present in the fulness of reality.  The Children’s program offers mindfulness and Zen practices aimed at helping children foster empathy, self-regulation, and joy.

Sunday, October 1:  Youth & Family Program at Green Gulch Farm.  Green Gulch Farm is a 7-acre biodynamic farm located in Muir Beach, CA.   It is also a practice center in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition.  In this Youth & Family Program, we’ll learn about mindfulness and Zen practice with fun activities and projects outside on the farm.  Advance registration is not required.

Monday, October 2:  Sebastopol Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  This ongoing group for adults meets the first and the third Mondays of the month and is grounded in the Plum Village tradition.  We will share sitting and walking meditation, a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh’s body of work, discussion, and tea.

Saturday, October 7: Morning Workshop at Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm.  Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm offers students a comprehensive learning environment designed to challenge and support them in strengthening their cognitive, emotional and intentional abilities.  In this workshop for faculty, staff, parents, and teens we will explore how mindfulness can support us in our personal and professional relationships and within the family unit.

Sunday, October 15:  Children’s Program Stone Creek Zen Center.  Stone Creek Zen Center is a practice center in the Soto Zen tradition. It is dedicated to the teachings of awakening to reality and living compassionately.  The core activity at the center is meditation, being present in the fullness of reality.  The Children’s Program offers mindfulness and Zen practices aimed at helping children foster empathy, self-regulation, and joy.

Monday, October 16: Sebastopol Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  This ongoing group for adults meets the first and the third Mondays of the month and is grounded in the Plum Village tradition.  We will share sitting and walking meditation, a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh’s body of work, discussion, and tea.

Saturday, October 28:  Mindful Educators Alliance.  This event for educators, counselors, parents, and anyone working with children is offered with the Sonoma County Office of Education and Mindful Schools.  Special guest speakers include Daniel Rechtschaffen, founder of the Mindful Education Institute and the Omega Mindfulness in Education Conference, and author of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-being in Teachers and Students. Together, we aim to support the growth of mindfulness education in our region.  Please register in advance here.

Wednesday, November 1:  Mindful Parent’s Circle.  This series is offered in partnership with Stone Creek Zen Center and aims to create a space for parents to pause together in the midst of our busy family lives; to begin or deepen a meditation practice; and to explore how of Zen and mindfulness practices can support our inner wisdom in parenting to come through in our daily lives.  We meet Wednesday evenings, every other week, on November 1, November 15, November 29, & December 6.  Time TBA.

Monday, November 6:  Sebastopol Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  This ongoing group for adults meets the first and the third Mondays of the month and is grounded in the Plum Village tradition.  We will share sitting and walking meditation, a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh’s body of work, discussion, and tea.

Wednesday, November 15:  Mindful Parent’s Circle.  This series of meetings is offered in partnership with Stone Creek Zen Center and aims to create a space for parents to pause together in the midst of our busy family lives.  We meet Wednesday evenings, every other week, on November 1, November 15, November 29, & December 6.

Monday, November 20: Sebastopol Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  This ongoing group for adults meets the first and the third Mondays of the month and is grounded in the Plum Village tradition.  We will share sitting and walking meditation, a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh’s body of work, discussion, and tea.

Wednesday, November 29:  Mindful Parent’s Circle.  This series of meetings is offered in partnership with Stone Creek Zen Center and aims to create a space for parents to pause together in the midst of our busy family lives.  We meet Wednesday evenings, every other week, on November 1, November 15, November 29, & December 6.

Monday, December 4: Sebastopol Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  This ongoing group for adults meets the first and the third Mondays of the month and is grounded in the Plum Village tradition.  We will share sitting and walking meditation, a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh’s body of work, discussion, and tea.

Wednesday, December 6:  Mindful Parent’s Circle.  This series of meetings is offered in partnership with Stone Creek Zen Center and aims to create a space for parents to pause together in the midst of our busy family lives.  We meet Wednesday evenings, every other week, on November 1, November 15, November 29, & December 6.

Friday, December 15:  Winter Solstice Event. This night of stillness takes place within the candlelit meditation hall at Stone creek Zen Center.  In silence, each child walks through a spiral of evergreen boughs, gathering candlelight at the center; and then returns back through the boughs, bringing their light into the world.

Monday, December 18: Sebastopol Sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  This ongoing group for adults meets the first and the third Mondays of the month and is grounded in the Plum Village tradition.  We will share sitting and walking meditation, a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh’s body of work, discussion, and tea.

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