Drop-In Information

Pausing to meditate with a group, even for just 30 minutes, can support and refresh your practice.

Each week, we provide opportunities to engage in silent and guided meditation, as well as movement practice in a safe, comfortable environment.

Our goal is to offer opportunities to practice that are conveniently scheduled, low-cost, and approachable.

Getting Here

Doors open 10 minutes before the start time. Please arrive a few minutes early to settle in.

Unless otherwise noted, all offerings are held at the Studio, 529 Central Ave, Suite 201A, Pacific Grove, California. Street parking of 2 to 3 hours is available as posted on Central Avenue and the surrounding blocks. There is also limited 2-hour parking available in the lot behind the building. 

Registration & Payment

For any event designated as “drop-in,” there is no need to pre-register-- simply take note of an event on the calendar and attend! If you want to be sure to save a spot, visit the event on the calendar and sign up from there. 

You can pay for drop-ins in person when you arrive or buy your passes in advance. 

Refund Policy: Once a course has begun, refunds or transfers of registration are not available.


Weekly Drop-In Offerings

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Guided meditations help settle the body, attend to the breath, and allow open awareness. At the start time, the door will be closed, and latecomers won't be admitted. If you arrive for a drop-in and see the "Meditating" sign on the door, we've already begun...and we'll see you next time!

WEdnesdayS 7:15-7:45 PM

THursdays 12:15-12:45 PM

$5 (1 drop-in Credit)


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We hold the space, offering the ringing of the bell at the beginning and end of this silent meditation. At the start time, the door will be closed, and latecomers won't be admitted. If you arrive for a drop-in and see the "Meditating" sign on the door, we've already begun...and we'll see you next time!

TuesdayS 12:15-12:45 pm

Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 PM

$5 (1 drop-in Credit)


Monthly Drop-In Offerings

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Finding authentic and meaningful connection is a human need. Having a sense of belonging in community is human yearning. In this series of Drop-in Meditation Classes we gather in community to cultivate the qualities of being and living that deepen our sense of connection… our interbeing with all. Through secular teaching, guided meditation practice, and discussion, we explore how to enter being and to show up with the qualities that we want to bring into the world.

Each date is a “stand-alone” class which is appropriate for experienced meditators AND those new to meditation. All are welcome to join us in this intentional cultivation of conscious relationship.

3rd Saturday of Most Months

9:30-10:30 AM

$10 (2 drop-in Credits)

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Enjoy stillness and movement in nature, slowing down to take in the sights, sounds and smells of what’s around you, as well as being with the internal experience of thoughts, emotions, and sensations. Gentle qigong (standing up or sitting in a chair) allows you to embody the flowing movements of the natural world. Guided meditation invites you to find a space of quietness and stillness amid whatever is occurring internally and externally.

RANCHO CANADA REGIONAL PARK

Last SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

MARCH 30 | APRIL 27 | MAY 25

(NO JUNE & JULY SESSIONS) | AUGUST 31

SEPTEMBER 28 | OCTOBER 26

9:00 - 10:00 AM

FREE (SEE NOTE BELOW)

NOTES:

  • This is a free event in collaboration with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District. While no fee is collected, participants are asked to register via the MPRPD website. Please print and bring the completed liability form.

  • Ages 16 to adult

  • A tarp will be provided for sitting during meditation. You are welcome to bring a cushion, chair, blanket, or mat to sit or lie on.

  • This event is intended to be accessible for most people. It takes place very near the parking lot, and extensive walking is not required.

  • This will take place outdoors, so please consider dressing warmly and comfortably, or even bringing a blanket if the day is cold.

MEETING PLACE:

Rancho Cañada Regional Park is at 4860 Carmel Valley Road. Make a right just after Carmel Middle School, park in the parking lot, and meet at the Information Kiosk near the Discovery Center.

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Being in nature invites you to engage your senses and come into contact with the natural world. Mindfulness meditation cultivates awareness of whatever is taking place within and around you: thoughts and emotions, the breeze, the sounds of birds, the warmth of the sun. Experience guided sitting meditation, mindful walking and informal discussion.

RANCHO CANADA REGIONAL PARK

Last SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH: MARCH 30 | APRIL 27 | MAY 25

(NO JUNE & JULY SESSIONS) | AUGUST 31

SEPTEMBER 28 | OCTOBER 26

10:30-11:30 AM

FREE (SEE NOTE BELOW)

NOTES:

  • This is a free event in collaboration with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District. While no fee is collected, participants are asked to register via the MPRPD website. Please print and bring the completed liability form.

  • Ages 16 to adult

  • Participants will be walking at a slow pace, on fairly flat terrain, covering a maximum of 1.5 miles.

  • A tarp will be provided for sitting during meditation. You are welcome to bring a cushion, chair, blanket, or mat to sit or lie on, as long as it is easy for you to carry during the walking portion!

  • This will take place outdoors, so please consider dressing warmly and comfortably, or even bringing a blanket if the day is cold.

MEETING PLACE:

Rancho Cañada Regional Park is at 4860 Carmel Valley Road. Make a right just after Carmel Middle School, park in the parking lot, and meet at the Information Kiosk near the Discovery Center.

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Journey meditation is an ancient form of meditation honoring the existence of worlds beyond the physical world in which we currently exist. Through journey meditation, we engage in those worlds in order to gain insight beyond what this world can teach us, enlist support of helpers in those realms, expand our perception of ourselves, others and the world around us, and find healing through integrating parts of ourselves that have become lost.

Participants in each drop-in class will:

  • Deepen one's own personal ability to journey.

  • Integrate the basic structure and guidelines for being able to build and deepen a personal shamanic journeying practice.

  • Practice guided journeying into the Lower, Middle and Upper worlds, connecting with internal sources of wisdom in each realm.

  • Engage in safe community processing of journey experiences in order to support one’s ability to make personal meaning of each journey meditation.

WITH JENNIFER FARLEY

ONCE A MONTH ON SUNDAYS:

MARCH 31 | APRIL 14 | JUNE 30 | JULY 21

AUGUST 25 | SEPTEMBER 22 | OCTOBER 27 | NOVEMBER 24

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

$35

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