LUMINOUS AWARENESS The next "Luminous Awareness" meeting in Anacortes will be in April, with a date to be announced.We are suspending meetings in accord with COVID-19 guidelines for the month of March. We meet from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Based on the nondual/spiritual approach of Peter Fenner's Radiant Mind, these gatherings are open to anyone enlivened by the opportunity to rest in pure awareness. Call (360) 333-9533 for details. By donation, no meditation experience required, come truly AS YOU ARE! Held at Louise Riersen's, 2019 J Ave., Anacortes, just a few doors down from Anacortes High School.
Next Luminous Awareness telecall will be Thursday, March 19. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for call-in details.
FIRST THURSDAY MEDITATION 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. The next one will hopefully be April 2, 2020 if the COVID 19 restrictions have not been extended. We meet at the address mentioned above, under the "Ludminous Awareness" information. 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.
PRIVATE SESSIONS FOR FOCUSING, MEDITATION AND NONDUAL COACHING CAN BE ARRANGED BY CALLING JAN AT 360-333-9533.
MEDITATION CLASSES ARE USUALLY OFFERED 4 TIMES A YEAR AT BOTH ISLAND HOSPITAL IN ANACORTES AND MT. VERNON AT SKAGIT VALLEY HOSPITAL. CHECK HERE FOR THE NEXT LISTING. MEDITATION FOR EVERYDAY LIVING "Bringing Ease Into Our Lives"
I have a meditation class scheduled at Island Hospital in Anacortes for April, Wednesdays from April 8 to April 22. This class may be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions so check back here for an update as it gets closer. 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!"