Skygazing Meditation Teaching & Group Practice: Just Say AH
27 Apr[masked]:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Alta Laguna Blvd, Laguna Beach, CA
We can draw tremendous support and inspiration by meditating in the open expanse of nature, unleashing us from our usual frames of reference, constrictions, fixations and busyness. The session will include a short introductory talk on the practice of traditional sky-gazing natural meditation from the Dzogchen tradition, using the expanse of the sky as a means and support to open our hearts and minds. This will be followed by gently guided meditation together with some silent sitting, lasting for about 45 minutes. This is an easy, comfortable practice and participants are free to move at any time.
All are welcome, regardless of experience or spiritual tradition (if any). There will be ample opportunity for Q&A following the session. Top of Alta Laguna Blvd/Entrance to Meditation areaTo reach the meeting point, drive to the top of Alta Laguna Boulevard. There is usually free street parking, and also a free parking lot serving Alta Laguna Park there. After parking, walk back to the top of Alta Laguna Blvd, and just past the barrier a few steps down the track you will find the group on the right.
Top of Alta Vista BlvdPlease note that it can be considerably chillier & quite sunny up here near "Top of the World", so please bring along a jacket, sunscreen & hat just in case you need them. Please also bring whatever you’d like to sit on during the practice (towel, beach chair, blankie, etc) since no chairs are provided at this location. There is however a small cement wall/bench to sit on, that can accommodate a few people.
Also feel free to join in on the light community picnic brunch following this session, by bringing a small snack to share at the picnic table.
There are public restrooms available at Alta Laguna Park.
Community Picnic - Orange County
27 Apr[masked]:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Alta Laguna Park, Alta Laguna Blvd, Laguna Beach, CA
EAT & GREET
Pot-Luck Community Picnic
Blossom new friendships, connections and support for meditation practice by joining in the fun at a Dzogchen Center Southern California community picnic shared together, right after our special skygazing meditation teaching and practice on Sunday, April 27th. We will have time to meet new people, get to know each other better and generally have a chance to practice the gift of gab with one another… and EAT some delicious food! We're trying to keep the picnic simple, asking people to bring 1 small dish if they can. If you can't or if it isn't convenient, don't let that keep you away; there's always plenty of food to go around.
This is a wonderful opportunity for newcomers just wanting to come along, meet people, learn more and ask questions -- as well as for those who have been attending the local practice groups regularly.
Community is an important and joyful aspect of life, and a tremendous support for our personal spiritual practice. As the Buddha said, "Only the snow lions among us can go into the mountains and achieve enlightenment alone." We hope to see you then! View from Alta Laguna ParkThere is no kitchen available at the venue -- just an outdoor grill. Please bring your food ready to serve. Again, feel free to attend even without bringing food.