"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Healing Our Hearts, Minds and Bodies
Sandy Boucher
Sunday, April 2, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code SY1D17.
OPEN-Register Here

Whether we are healthy or challenged by illness, or perhaps engaged in caring for someone who is sick or disabled, we may yearn to come back into balance, to access our deepest compassion for our struggling selves, to connect with the natural joy of our being. In this daylong, Shahara and Sandy, both survivors of life-threatening illness, will help us settle into relaxation and self-acceptance, and guide us in applying our meditative awareness to life’s emergencies. Sandy and Shahara will share portions of their healing journeys and invite participants to do this as well. Always maintaining the container of meditative awareness, they will guide us in exploring through music, writing and sacred dance.

The Japanese death poem states: “In the heart of the fire lies a hidden spring.” This day invites us to explore that hidden spring of peace, goodness and even joy that is always there inside us and inside every situation, no matter how painful or difficult — and to share our compassionate healing capacities with each other.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $5 fee for registering at the door. If you can't attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or (415) 488-0164 x224.

Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”

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