LUMINOUS AWARENESS Our Anacortes Luminous Awareness group is meeting either by phone or Zoom for the foreseeable future. These are only scheduled a few days in advance and you'll receive an email with information. These are being limited to regular attendees of our gatherings. If you want to participate, please send me an email at jhodgman(at)zenjan.com.
Next Luminous Awareness telecall will be Thursday, November 18, 2021. These calls take place the first and third Thursday of each month. To participate in these calls, sign up on the contact page for "Luminous Awareness Telecall" or e-mail me at jhodgman(at)zenjan.com for call-in details.
FIRST THURSDAY MEDITATION: IN PERSON GATHERINGS SUSPENDED THROUGHOUT THE COVID 19 RESTRICTION PERIOD We meet at the home of Louise Riersen, at 2019 J Avenue, near Anacortes High School from 6:30 till about 7:30 pm.the first Thursday of every month. There's no need to pre-register and no cost, though donations are gratefully accepted. It's a wonderful way of coming together to share silence with people from different paths of meditation. COVID UPDATE: We are offering the first Thursday meditation sessions online on Zoom, from 6-7:30 pm. Drop me a line if you'd like to be included.
PRIVATE SESSIONS FOR FOCUSING, MEDITATION AND NONDUAL COACHING CAN BE ARRANGED BY CALLING JAN AT 360-333-9533.
MEDITATION CLASSES AT BOTH ISLAND HOSPITAL IN ANACORTES AND MT. VERNON AT SKAGIT VALLEY HOSPITAL HAVE EITHER BEEN DISCONTINUED OR OFFERED ON RARE DATES BY ZOOM. CHECK HERE FOR THE NEXT LISTING. MEDITATION FOR EVERYDAY LIVING: MEDITATION CLASSES now held online with Zoom in monthly hour-long sessions. There are no scheduled classes currently. The cost is $12 with discounts for Skagit Valley Hospital employees. Please email Healthquest@skagitregionalhealth.org to register and pay.
"Bringing Ease Into Our Lives"
Whether you are brand new to meditation or have an established practice of this transformative way of being, join us for a this class inviting simple ease and peace.
Instructor Jan Hodgman notes, “The basis of meditation is bringing our awareness to what’s right here in the moment, just as it is. It’s really quite simple to be satisfied. All we need to do is to connect with what is here right now and see that we don’t need anything more than what is already available to us. We’ll explore being with our breath, in an easy natural way and how this can even be done in walking meditation. No experience necessary and we’ll sit in chairs! If you have a cushion you like to use for meditation that is welcome, too.” Jan Hodgman, MA, has meditated for more than 50 years and spent eight years in a Zen monastery in Japan. She loves to remind students that it’s not necessary to go anywhere to experience the simple joy of being.
from students of my meditation classes: "Extremely helpful course to assist one in experiencing calmness and finding a new method of clearing the mind. A healthy way to experience life!" "Jan is heaven-sent!" Thank you for taking time from your day to help us with our stress. Overall, this truly helped my inner being." "So enjoyed and benefited from this class with this instructor. She is so kind, knowledgeable and personable." "Jan was a wealth of information!" "She was very supportive and non-judgmental!"