The term Kalyana Mitta is a Pali word meaning "spiritual friend". A Kalyana Mitta group, or support group, is a group of people who are coming together around a particular topic, gender, age group or common experience to inquire more deeply as a group, share experiences and practice together. A Kalyana Mitta Group is generally peer-led with facilitators chosen by the group; and the content and tone of the group set by group consensus. Kalyana Mitta groups are mentored by a member of the Dharma Council.
The Mindfulness-Based 12 Step Group is an open gathering blending Mindfulness and The 12 Steps as resource tools for developing healthy relationships with ourselves and all other people, places, and things.
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays AND 4:30 - 5:30 pm on Sundays.
The group is open to all spiritual friends, 60 years or older, with an interest in learning and contributing to discussions about the Three Heavenly Messengers of aging, illness and death and other useful age-related topics.
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. There are no meetings in August.
Do you have children in your life? Would like to have skills that support their growth and your sense of ease? Come meet with others who are interested in practicing mindful ways of engaging children. This group currently meets quarterly. Join us for an afternoon of mindfulness with the whole family on Saturday, January 12 from 4:30-6:00 pm. After a brief introduction, children will have an opportunity to do their own mindfulness practice as parents enjoy a separate meditation. We will then gather together to do a mindfulness-based family activity and enjoy snacks! This offering is appropriate for ages 4 and older. What to bring: Just you and your lovely children! To RSVP, please contact Erika Berglund at firstname.lastname@example.org.