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October 2017

Special Guest: Richard Shankman

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Tuesday October 24th, Napa Valley Insight Meditation will host a talk by Buddhist teacher and author Richard Shankman. Richard Shankman has been a meditator since 1970, and teaches at Dharma centers and groups internationally. He is the guiding teacher of the Metta Dharma Foundation, a non-residential meditation center in Berkeley, CA that offers a weekly meditation group, as well as monthly daylongs, classes, workshops, and residential retreats. Richard is the co-founder of Mindful Schools, a leading organization training educators…

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Meditation and Discussion: Forrest Hill

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists, 1625 Salvador Ave
Napa, CA 94559
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Forrest Hill will facilitate this evening’s meditation and discussion. Forrest has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2004 and is a founding member of Napa Valley Insight Meditation. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has been teaching classes on mindfulness meditation and Buddhist philosophy since 2011. Our evening sittings generally begin with a 30 minute meditation, followed by a short break for tea and greetings. The Facilitator will then give a…

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November 2017

Meditation and Discussion: Lori Stelling

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists, 1625 Salvador Ave
Napa, CA 94559
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Lori Stelling will facilitate this evening’s meditation and discussion. Lori has practiced Insight Meditation since 2002. She has completed Insight Meditation Center's 9-Month Eightfold Path Program and is currently engaged in year-long Buddhist studies through Dharmagiri and Dr. Rick Hanson’s Foundations of Well-Being Program. Our evening sittings generally begin with a 30 minute meditation, followed by a short break for tea and greetings. The Facilitator will then give a short talk on relevant themes and lead a group discussion.  All…

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Special Guest: Jill Satterfield

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists, 1625 Salvador Ave
Napa, CA 94559
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On Tuesday November 14th, Napa Valley Insight Meditation will host a talk by Jill Satterfield. Jill is an international mindfulness and meditation teacher, wellness program director, speaker and coach. Jill’s integration of mindfulness and embodiment practices include yoga, yoga therapy and contemplative psychology. She has been in the field of integrative healthcare for over 35 years. Jill is the founder of Vajra Yoga + Meditation, a synthesis of meditation and mindfulness of the body practices from the Buddhist tradition. She…

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Meditation and Discussion: Mike Coughlin

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists, 1625 Salvador Ave
Napa, CA 94559
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Mike Coughlin will facilitate this evening’s meditation and discussion. Mike has been practicing mindfulness in the vipassana tradition for over a decade. He has received training in Buddhism and mindfulness through Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Mindful Schools and is currently enrolled in UCLA’s Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation program. Our evening sittings generally begin with a 30 minute meditation, followed by a short break for tea and greetings. The Facilitator will then give a short talk on relevant themes and…

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Meditation and Discussion: Forrest Hill

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists, 1625 Salvador Ave
Napa, CA 94559
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Forrest Hill will facilitate this evening’s meditation and discussion. Forrest has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2004 and is a founding member of Napa Valley Insight Meditation. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has been teaching classes on mindfulness meditation and Buddhist philosophy since 2011. Our evening sittings generally begin with a 30 minute meditation, followed by a short break for tea and greetings. The Facilitator will then give a…

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December 2017

Special Guest: Mark Coleman

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists, 1625 Salvador Ave
Napa, CA 94559
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NVIM will host a talk by author, naturalist and meditation instructor Mark Coleman. Mark has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1984. He is a Spirit Rock Meditation Teacher and has been teaching Insight Meditation retreats since 1997. He also leads wilderness meditation retreats from Alaska to Peru, integrating mindfulness meditation with nature. He is author of Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery. Mark is a psychotherapist, life-coach and mindfulness consultant to corporations. He is an…

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