Meditation Opportunities

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEDITATION

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We typically offer an evening of meditation and wisdom on Wednesdays from 7pm – 8:30pm
(Doors open at 6:50pm). During Shelter in Place, 1st and 4th Wednesday meditation will be offered online.  Please see below for details.

The evening generally starts with a half-hour seated meditation followed by dharma reflections and opportunities for discussion. Please join us for meditation & reflections in good company.
No experience necessary, cushions, chairs and blankets provided.

These evenings are sustained by your generosity. *Donations gratefully accepted. All welcome.

First Wednesday: Lead by members of the Ukiah Welcome Home Sangha (studying the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh).  This group uses freeconferencecall.com.  Please join a few minutes early if you can and exit when necessary. For online access, create an account ahead of time and login OR call 515-604-9094, then enter access code 709-569-793*. Make a donation below.

Second Wednesday: Teachings by the Monks of Abhayagiri Monastery (Thai Forest Tradition). As an alternative, the monks are live-streaming their regular 7:00 pm evening meditation programs, offered most days of the week via their YouTube channel. The evening begins with chanting, followed by a period of silent meditation, and ending with chanting. Twice a week, on Saturday and the lunar quarter day, the monastery’s evening program also includes a talk (beginning around 8 pm) by one of the senior monks (May 14, 16, 21, 23, 29, June 5, 6). Please join the monks from the comfort of your home and continue to tap in to this wonderful local Dharma resource.
To join the live stream, go to: https://youtube.com/c/AbhayagiriBuddhistMonastery
To follow along to the chanting, you can find an online copy of the chanting books at:
Volume 1: https://www.abhayagiri.org/media/books/Chanting-Book-Vol-1-Web.pdf
Volume 2: https://www.abhayagiri.org/media/books/Chanting-Book-Vol-2-Web.pdf

Third Wednesday: Lead by Elise Gootherts, graduate of the Spirit Rock dharma leaders program; each week will be different lead each by Elise or guest teachers, including occasional visits by the nuns from Dhammadharini Vihara in Penngrove. Suspended for now during Shelter in Place.

Fourth Wednesday: lead by the Sugarplum Sangha, a lay community in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition located at Mariposa: leaders will alternate between Indrayani and Jonathon Borella.
Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84848742640
Meeting ID: 848 4874 2640
Password: 374694

Fifth Wednesday: at this time there are no scheduled programs for 5th Wednesdays.  Music and meditation would be lovely. If someone would like become a facilator (there are general four 5th Wednesdays a year), please contact YoMo by email.

*Meditation Donations:
We offer you the opportunity to practice Dana (the Pali word used in Buddhism for the practice of giving), to ‘stretch and strengthen’ your heart, to give as generously as you are able in appreciation of what is offered here for you and others. Support YoMo so we can continue to bring you teachers, classes, and events full of wisdom, insight, and joy.





Yoga Mendocino offers a range of spiritual teachers and weekly meditation teachings. We invite you to help to bring teachers to our area, help get the word out to the community, donate towards this expanded program, and participate in weekly meditations and day-longs. If you would like to be included on our meditation email list, or are interested in helping out in any way, please contact us at yomo@yogamendocino.org or call at Yoga Mendocino 707-462-2580.