SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Meditation with Redwoods

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Ben Lomond, California


The Buddha repeatedly instructed his followers to go to the forest to meditate. We will do just that. Come practice among old trees and new growth, allowing the stillness of the forest to deepen our meditation. When we are receptive, the natural world can teach us directly about awareness, embodiment, interconnectedness, compassion and can reveal to us our own True Nature. In addition, spending frequent quiet time in the forest has been shown to offer many physical and emotional benefits: better sleep, lower blood pressure, reduced stress, improved mood, and boosted immune system.

We will meet outdoors in a lovely natural amphitheater surrounded by redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Ben Lomond, CA. The day will be mostly in silence, practicing both sitting and moving mindfulness meditations. For both experienced and beginning meditators.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email Betsy Blessing at: gardenblessings@gmail.com. Please put “Meditating with Redwoods” in subject line and the date of daylong.

Cost: Sliding scale donation $70 - $175. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donations are tax-deductible.