We provide educational programs in mindfulness, compassion and nature connection, creating safe refuge for the development of resilient community centered in love, support, and mindful practice.
Offering support in the journey of caring for ourselves, others and our world by transforming suffering, building resilience and deepening our capacity for serving and training others.
Weekly Meditation Groups
Sit With Us We offer weekly groups practicing together, lightly guided, Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation. Learn to how to practice meditation in a safe place with other like-minded people. Everyone welcome, always free.
7 PM on Mondays
St Michael's Church 6586 Picasso Rd, Isla Vista, CA.
6 PM on Tuesdays
Macveagh House Museum of Natural History 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA
6 PM on Thursdays
The Sacred Space 2594 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA
with Radhule Weininger PhD, and Michael Kearney MD
A monthly gathering of guest speakers from the community joining together to discuss ways of community healing during difficult times bringing together members of the leading faith traditions, as well as a variety of thinkers, visionaries and activists to share how their individual traditions’ and practices such as prayers, meditation, music, poetry, and philosophies help us deal with uncertainty, anxiety and fear during this challenging time in our country and our world.
No S&C Project in October 2019
Second Wednesday of the month at 7 PM in Parish Hall at The Unitarian Society 1535 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara
We offer 2 to 4 Night Residential Meditation Retreats located In Santa Barbara as well as Half-Day and Full-Day Retreats and Workshops - all are welcome, regardless of experience. Here are our current events with space available:
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Mindful Heart Programs offers weekly sitting groups for lightly guided Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation practices. Open to all who want to attend, regardless of your experience. Learn meditation in a safe place with other like-minded people. Everyone welcome ~ Always free!
Suffering and an End to Suffering There is certainly no shortage of suffering in our world. We can understand this suffering to include not only the big upsets that send our lives into turmoil, but also the smaller, low-grade challenges people encounter on a daily basis—what we might think of simply as irritations or stress. Mindfulness meditation practice offers a way to work skillfully with everything that life throws in our path, the big issues and the small, so that we can experience the breadth of our lives, the ups and downs, with more ease, wisdom, compassion, and joy. This in turn can lead to the end of suffering, with is possible for all of us.
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