Programs and Classes

Weekly Meditation Sessions

We have three online meditations a week, on Wednesday morning, Thursday evening, and Saturday morning. You’re welcome to join us for any of the 3 meetings each week. Until we’re able to meet in person again, the meditation sessions are offered online via Zoom. See the Calendar for the Zoom links to the sessions.

During the Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday online meetings, we “sit together” for meditation for half an hour. Meditations include guided meditations, meditations with some initial guidance and instruction, and silent meditations.

  • The Wednesday morning meditation starts at 9:30 am, with half an hour of meditation, followed by half an hour of sharing.
  • On Thursday evenings there is a talk or discussion and sharing following meditation. Meditation is from 7:30 until 8:00 pm, with the talk and discussion ending at about 9:00 pm.
  • There was also a 5:15 pm meditation on Thursdays. That meeting has been paused due to COVID-19.
  • The Saturday morning meditation starts at 8:00 am, with half an hour of meditation followed by half an hour of sharing.

Beginning Meditation Classes

We offer four-part beginning meditation classes several times a year. The classes will be offered on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm. Until the pandemic ends and we can resume in-person meetings, the classes will be offered online using the Zoom meeting app.

The classes focus on meditation approaches for the development of mindfulness and reduction of stress. The classes will introduce metta (lovingkindness) and compassion meditations and a mindfulness meditation approach for difficult emotions and thoughts known as RAIN. The classes are open to anyone who is interested in meditation. There is no charge for the classes; donations will be accepted. Please see the Calendar to see the next scheduled set of meditation classes.

Daylong Meditation Retreats

Several times a year we hold daylong meditation retreats, typically from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. Most of the retreats have visiting teachers and include instruction as well as time for seated, walking, and movement meditations. See the Calendar for meditation retreats scheduled for 2021. Currently, all retreats will take place online using Zoom. When we are able to return to in-person meetings, the retreats will be scheduled at venues in the Mid-Columbia region.