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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.

These events are facilitated by Katie Dutcher, MA, practitioner of meditation and mindfulness since 2009, and qualified instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Since she was a small child, Katie has been enthralled and inspired by the natural world.


Rancho Canada Regional Park


March 30 | April 27 | May 25

(no June session) | July 27 | August 31

September 28 | October 26

10:30-11:30 AM




  • 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.


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.