Spirit Rock - First Thursday Afternoons
30 Mountain View Avenue and 177 East Blithedale
Mill Valley villagers (members, volunteers and friends) are invited to join us at Scout Hall for a monthly program featuring video talks from the world famous Spirit Rock Center. These will be featured the first Thursday afternoon of the month. Although in January, due to New Year's, we are instead meeting the second Thursday of the month, January 9th.
As many of you know, Marin County is fortunate to have the wonderful Spirit Rock Meditation Center (click here for more info) so close by. The center offers many innovative programs for drop-ins as well as residential programs and longer seminars and retreats. Among their programs, they offer Monday night meditation followed by a speaker, often a bestselling author or luminary in the field. These sessions are attended by many participants at Spirit Rock, but they are also ‘live-streamed” so that those who cannot make it to the center may watch and listen.
Some of us, while interested in talks on topics such as mindfulness and its practice and science, find it daunting to make the trek there, so the folks at Spirit Rock have kindly supported our interest in making some of the talks available for a group of villagers to watch together. The “talk” part of the program is usually about an hour. For our local program, we will begin with a few minutes to mingle and get settled, followed by watching and listening to one of the talks, and we will end with snacks and sharing our thoughts on what we might have gleaned from the talk and what we would like to focus on in future sessions.
‘Spaciousness, stillness, insight and support for your inner journey’
Spirit Rock Center