Outside Events

Other practice opportunities with our teachers

Beth Mulligan


You can find most of Beth’s outside teaching schedule here: Mindful Way Calendar

5-Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat
January 2nd – 7th, 2020
Joshua Tree, California

Facilitated by a team of highly experienced mindfulness meditation teachers, this program is designed to support meditation practitioners of all levels in cultivating and deepening their mindfulness practice. Our Mindful-Way Silent retreat is co-sponsored by the UMASS Center for Mindfulness and  fulfills the 5-day/night retreat prerequisite for people interested in mindfulness teacher training, including but not limited to, MBSR, MSC, and other Mindfulness Facillitator programs.

More information and registration 

Larry Yang

You can find information on Larry’s national teaching schedule here: www.larryyang.org

Larry also teaches regularly at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA and at East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland, CA.

 Cheryl Slean

You can find information on Cheryl’s outside teaching schedule here: www.amindfullife.org

Cheryl also teaches regularly at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, CA.

Awakening into the New Year: A Residential Retreat 
with Cheryl Slean & Dave Smith 

We’ll gather again this year at the beautiful new Big Bear Retreat Center to cultivate a deeper understanding of ourselves through gentle and sustained awareness of our breath, body, heart and mind. Each day will include periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and interviews, and on New Year’s Eve, a special intention-setting ceremony. Supported by the peaceful forest setting we’ll develop a greater sense of care for ourselves and for our world through the revolutionary practices of the Dharma. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

More information and registration 

Ian Challis

You can find information on Ian’s outside teaching schedule here: www.ianchallis.com

Ian also leads the weekly Desert Meditation Group, in Rancho Mirage, CA.