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Programs

Courses

Most people find it far easier to learn anything with the support and guidance of experienced teachers in a structured program. Our weekly classes help you build, sustain and deepen your daily meditation practice. They provide an ongoing path of learning and personal growth. Classes are hands-on, experiential and include dynamic interaction in a group setting. Organized according to the student’s level of meditation experience, our courses are designed to help you get the most out of your meditation practice in the shortest possible time.

Enrollment includes access to recordings of every meeting so that participants can listen again and again to the talks, discussions and guided meditations. You’ll never miss a class even if you are out of town. Participate onsite or online.

Most courses are paired with a companion one-day retreat to give participants the opportunity to integrate their skills and learning in a deeper way.

Retreats

Retreats are the best way to accelerate progress in meditation.

One-Day Retreats are designed to help participants stabilize their skills and deepen their practice. Tailored to level of experience, they provide an appropriate degree of challenge and learning.

Longer Retreats are for those interested in catalyzing deeper transformation. We host weekend programs and 5-Day residential meditation retreats every year. Complete immersion in the retreat environment 24/7 increases the process of taming, transformation and awakening.

About our Levels of Meditation Experience

Beginners For newer meditators
Foundations For those with some mindfulness meditation experience
Committed For those with over one year of a consistent daily meditation practice
Glimpses For those ready for Direct Awakening
Awakening For those experienced with non-dual awareness and the pathless path
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Current Offerings

Beginners
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Mindfulness Meditation 101

A Single Evening Introduction to Mindfulness

Wednesday December 5 | 7:00 PM -8:45 PM
Wednesday January 16 | 7:00 PM -8:45 PM

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Beginners
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Complete Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

Our gold-standard 8-week course to learn mindfulness meditation

Wednesday evenings, January 30 – March 20

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Mindfulness Meditation Basics for Busy People

Four 90 Minute Morning Sessions

Tuesday mornings, February 5 – 26

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For Beginners and Foundations Students
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Retreat

A Day of Guided Mindfulness Meditation

A one day Retreat with the ClearLight Faculty

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Saturday March 9

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Foundations
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Foundations
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Calm and Clear:
Enhancing Your Mindfulness Practice

An 8 week course

Monday evenings, January 21 – March 11

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Committed
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In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Key Teachings for the Modern Meditator

A 10 week course

Tuesday evenings,  January 15 – March 19

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Committed
Retreat

Echoes of the Buddha

A one day Retreat with Nancy McBride

Saturday March 16,  9:30 AM – 4:45 PM

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Committed
Course

The Psychology of Ego: A Buddhist Map to Freedom

A 10 week course

Monday evenings,  January 14 – March 18

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Committed
Retreat

Relaxing the Grip of Ego

A one day Retreat with Scott McBride

Saturday February 23,  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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Glimpses
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The Awakened Heart: Liberating Thoughts, Emotions and Sub-Personalities

A 10 week Self-Study Course for meditators attracted to the direct approach of awakening

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Awakening
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Awakening Non-Dual Compassion For All Beings

A 10 week course

Tuesday Evenings, January 15 – March 19
or   Thursday Mornings, January 17 – March 21

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Awakening
Retreat

Awakening Non-Dual Compassion For All Beings

A one day Retreat with Scott McBride

Sunday March 17,  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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For Committed, Glimpses, and Awakening Students
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Retreat

Direct Awakening: Meditation Beyond Mindfulness

The ClearLight Meditation 5 Day Winter Retreat

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January 23-27, 2019

Testimonials

I’ve listened to a lot of Buddhist podcasts, but there was something very valuable about actually being in a room in person with a teacher and other students. I liked the guided meditations, but found the lectures the most valuable part of the class.Participant in the beginners’ course
I recommend ClearLight programs without reservation. The structured and progressive nature of the courses helps one to develop a sound practice of mindfulness without promoting any particular religious bias. The programs can augment any spiritual practice.Teri Callahan, Financial and Business Analyst
The McBrides are extremely experienced and able teachers with decades of training and practice in an illustrious lineage. This stands in stark contrast to much of the mindfulness instruction available these days.Past Course Participant