Project Meditation Arcata

What is Project Meditate Arcata?

Arcata is such a great community! There is so much support here for the healing arts. I believe meditation to be the most important thing one can do for themselves to live a happy, peaceful and prosperous life that is free of suffering. When you learn to control your mind, you can do anything.
Since there are so many different opportunities to learn meditation in Arcata and all over Humboldt County, I decided to put a list together of all of the different current classes, with a long term intention of bringing all teachers together for a yearly event.

Are you promoting other teachers and meditation practices other than yours?

Yes, I am; I think it would be great if you learned from me and came to my classes and events. However, what is most important to me is that people start to meditate. That is why I put this list together for you. So you can easily find a class nearby that fits your schedule. You see, when you begin to meditate you begin to release tension from your mind and body. There is so much tension in the world, but with a daily meditation practice we can all our part to release that tension and create peace. The more peace we have in us the more the world will have.

Meditation Schedule

Meditation Center Of Swami Girijananda
~ Silent Meditation. Saturday, 4:45-6:00 PM
~ Chanting & Meditation. Sunday, 5:00-6:00 PM.
~ Study Group. Sunday, 3:30-4:30 PM
~ Silent Meditation (invitation only). Tuesday, 12:15-1:15 PM
Location ~ 585 East California Ave., Arcata
Type ~ Various forms (look above)
Cost ~ No Cost
Teacher ~ No Teacher, Swami Girijananda left her body.
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Comment ~ I was lucky enough to sit with Swami Girijananda as student on a
couple of occasions. One of those times was one of the most profound
meditations of my life. I regret not studying with her more.

KDK Buddhism
Day & Time ~ Sundays 6:00-8:00pm
Location ~ Community Yoga Center
Type ~ Kagyu Droden Kunchab Buddhism
Cost ~ All welcome by donation
Teacher ~ Lama Nyugu (secular name R.D. Fierro)
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Comment ~ There is power in lineages and I am sure this is a great place to
learn about Buddhism and Meditation. This group has been meeting for

Day & Time ~ Mondays 4:00-5:15 pm
Location ~ Om Shala Yoga
Type ~ Mindfulness
Cost ~ $9.00
Teacher ~ Heidi Bourne
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Comment ~ I have yet to take Heidi’s class; she has been teaching for a long
time and I have heard lots of positive things about her class.
Arcata Zen Group
Day & Time ~ Weekday morning 6:00am
Day & Time ~ Weekday evenings 5:30pm
Location ~ 740 Park Ave Arcata
Type ~ Arcata Zen Group
Cost ~ No charge for practice
Teacher ~ Head Teacher, Eugene Bush
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Comment ~ I attended the early morning service and it was very peaceful.

Eureka Center For Spiritual Living
Day & Time ~ Sunday’s 9:30 am, followed by spiritual talk
Location ~ 239 Buhne Street, Eureka
Type ~ Silent Meditation
Cost ~ No charge, donations accepted
Teacher ~ Vary’s Rev Angelica gives a spiritual talk following the 9:30
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Every 2nd Saturday of the month
Time 9:30-11am
Type ~ 3rd eye Meditation
Cost ~ suggested love offering $5-$15
Teacher ~ David Sandercott
Comment ~ This is a really great place with a strong community. I attend the
meditation and service most Sundays and it is often my favorite meditation of
the week.

Meditation Mastermind Community
Tuesdays at 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursdays at 6:00-7:00 am
Location ~ Your personal meditation space, Via Teleconference Call
Example of Meditation
Type ~ Guided Meditation
Teacher ~ David Sandercott
Cost ~ View
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Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda
Day & Time ~ Friday’s 6:00-8:00pm
Location ~ Isis Osiris Healing Temple, 44 Sunnybrae, Arcata
Type ~ Meditation & Chanting
Cost ~ Free offering
Teacher ~ Not sure; It appears John holds the space for the group
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Comment ~ This is classic Yoga. I have not attended this class. However, I
am sure it is very good.

I will do my best to keep this list up to date 🙂