Introduction to Mindful Meditation with Paula
“Nature is a reflection of ourselves. The more we are connected to our inner landscape the more connection we will have to our outer experience. There is a way that nature speaks, that the land speaks. Most of the time we are not still enough to hear its’ story”
- Sunday April 3rd, 2022, 10am-11:30am // Lawn overlooking the valley at Beltane Ranch
- Sunday April 1oth, 2022, 10am-11:30am // Olive Orchard at Beltane
- Sunday April, 24th 2022, 10am-11:30am // Heirloom Produce Garden and Fruit Orchard
- Sunday May 1st 2022, 10am-11:30am // Heart of the vineyard, shaded by a 300 year old Valley Oak
This complimentary experience is open to Club Members and their guests. If you enjoy the experience, in leiu of any compensation, Paula has asked for donation to feed Ukranians in need via World Central Kitchen.
Attendance at all four sessions is preferred but not required. We will meet at the main house and travel together to each location on the ranch. Please dress in layers as we will be outside. Chairs and cushions will be provided but feel free to bring whatever may be comfortable for you.
Operations Manager Paula Snow
Paula has been studying mindfulness and meditation for the last 7 years. Her journey began to find relief from the pressures of being a Chef and unhealthy relationship with stress. Paula has since studied mindfulness with a variety of teachers, completing training and retreats in Myanmar, India, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Tibet and locally in the USA. Paula has just returned in January from a 30 day silent meditation retreat at a Thai forest monastery and tries to enter into silence at least 30 days each year. She is very passionate about retreat and everyday mindfulness practice. Paula is currently studying with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach to earn her mindfulness teacher certification. Around the ranch you can find her baking some cookies, managing a wedding, arranging flowers and chatting with chickens.
MINDFULNESS IN NATURE AT BELTANE RANCH
with Paula Snow
Week #1 Sunday April 3rd 10am to 11:30am Lawn overlooking the valley
Beginning Mindfulness. What is our true nature? We’ll discuss what mindfulness and meditation is. How to begin and the four aspects of practice: Seeing things as they are, present moment awareness, noticing how things change and nonjudgmental awareness. After our discussion there will be a guided meditation and time for questions.
Week #2 Sunday April 10th 10am to 11:30am Olive Orchard
Mindfulness of Emotions. What seeds are we sowing? Learn RAIN practice to identify and work with emotions skillfully. What is sustaining us in our life and practice? What are we feeding? Guided RAIN mediation and time for questions.
Week #3 Sunday April 24th 10am to 11:30am Produce Garden & Fruit Orchard
The Wise Heart; Compassion, Equanimity and Joy. We’ll discuss these qualities and how to bring them into everyday life. We’ll discuss forgiveness for others and oneself. Our guided Meditation will be Forgiveness Practice and time for questions.
Week #4 Sunday May 1st 10am to 11:30am Heart of the Vineyard, Shaded by a 300 year old Valley Oak
Bringing your practice into the world. Where do we go from here? The wisdom of nature and what has come before. Tips on establishing a regular practice and increasing present time awareness. Integrity and mindful speech and action. Holding your practice with conscious intention and a vision to benefit all. Our guided meditation will be Metta practice and cultivating loving kindness for ourselves, others and our environment. Course wrap up and question/answer session.