Weekly Schedule, February 23, 2020

"The process of growth is, it seems, the art of falling down. Growth is measured by the gentleness and awareness with which we once again pick ourselves up, the lightness with which we dust ourselves off, the openness with which we continue and take the next unknown step, beyond our edge, beyond our holding, into the remarkable mystery of being."

Stephen Levine


Mindful Basics - 10:00 - 10:45 am

In Mindful Basics we will use simple techniques to cultivate calm, positivity, and focus while reducing the effects of stress and anxiety.

This 45 minute class will begin with a brief introduction to mindfulness practice and its benefits followed by a guided body and breath awareness meditation. All levels welcome, beginners encouraged! 


Sisterhood of the Rose - 4:30 - 5:30 pm

The Sisterhood of the Rose group is an ancient group of women who gather to anchor goddess energy of love, compassion, cooperation, and support, on the surface of the planet.  We'll do 3  or 4 meditations involving standing and slow turning, or freely moving.  These are oriented toward bringing light into the planet, grounding goddess energy, and creating peace and tranquility on Earth.  This group is offered on a donation basis. Both men and women are warmly welcomed!

Recognizing Craving - Recovery Dharma 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Our topic for February will be recognizing repetitive craving as the root cause of addiction. Craving is one of the common conditions of being human, and can come in many forms, some healthier than others.

The less healthy forms of craving are the ones that become firmly ingrained in our mind and compel us to repeat the same cycle of suffering repeatedly. Recognizing this pull, and its cyclical pattern, are important steps in lessening their hold.

Come join us for a 20 minute guided meditation, followed by optional sharing.

Sowing Seeds of Happiness
Insight Meditation 7:30 - 8:30 pm

In our daily life we are buffeted by the winds of pleasure and pain, gain and loss, praise and blame, fame and disgrace. How can we navigate these feelings and influences to chart a course towards more lasting happiness?

Come sit with us for this 20-30 minute guided meditation, and optional sharing and discussion. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary! Donation based


Celtic Mindfulness - Not held this week


Mindfulness for First Responders - 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Join us for a 20 to 30 minute guided meditation followed by a reading and discussion pertaining to the difficulties affecting the first responder community.

First Responders are entrusted with the physical and mental safety of our community. In this role, as human beings, they face unique challenges to their own well-being. This group provides a safe and anonymous space in which First Responders can learn the benefits of mindfulness, and support each other.

Led by a former first responder. Open to all interested in hearing and learning about the first responder community, no meditation experience required. Donation based.


Celtic Mindfulness - Not held this week
921 Transport Way, Suite 29A, Petaluma

Interested in teaching a class or volunteering?

Please email to learn more.

How much should I donate?

All of our classes are donation-based, unless otherwise noted. If you can afford it, we suggest a donation of $15 if you are just dropping in. If you come regularly, a total monthly donation of around $40 would be splendid. If this is not possible for you, come anyway, and offer a smile or a word of encouragement.

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