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 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 - ClearLight Meditation Institute


For newer meditators
Foundations - ClearLight Meditation Institute


For those with some mindfulness meditation experience
Committed - ClearLight Meditation Institute


For those with over one year of a consistent daily meditation practice
Glimpses - ClearLight Meditation Institute


For those ready for Direct Awakening
Awakening - ClearLight Meditation Institute


For those experienced with non-dual awareness and the pathless path

Current Offerings

All the programs listed below are Live Online or by Recordings only.

Open to Everyone


Sunday Morning Online Meditation

July 12 and August 9,   9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

A Day of Guided Mindfulness Meditation

A one day Retreat with the ClearLight Faculty

Saturday June 6, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Sunday August 16, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM


Evening Talk

Mindfulness Meditation 101

A Single Evening Introduction to Mindfulness

This event is FREE, but you must register in advance to receive instructions for connecting online.

Wednesday June 24 | 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM


Complete Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

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

Wednesday evenings,  July 8 – August 26

Mindfulness Meditation Basics

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Four 90 Minute Morning Sessions

Monday mornings, April 20 – May 11



Mindfulness and the Body

A 6 week online course

Monday evenings, July 13 – August 17

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Echoes of the Buddha:
Key Teachings for the Modern Meditator

A 10 week self-study course

Audio recordings plus three hour-long online sessions with Nancy for meditation and questions.

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The Liberating Power of Insight Meditation

A 10 week self-study course

Monday evenings, July 20 – August 24

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Freedom from Unconscious Beliefs:
A Course in Meditative Inquiry

A 10 week course

Tuesday evenings, April 21 – June 23

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Letting Go of Unconscious Beliefs

A one day Retreat with Nancy McBride

Sunday June 14, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM



The Union of Absolute and Relative in Everyday Life

A 9 week course

Monday evenings, April 20 – June 22  (no class Memorial Day)

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The Union of Absolute & Relative Retreat

A one day Retreat with Scott McBride

Sunday June 7, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM


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The Diamond Path III: You Are Enlightenment

A 10 week course

Tuesday Evenings, April 21 – June 23
or Thursday Mornings, April 23 – June 25

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The Diamond Path III

A one day Retreat with Scott McBride

Saturday June 13, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM


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Residential Awakening Retreat with Scott McBride

A 5-Day Advanced Retreat

Save the Dates:  August 26 – 30, 2020


The program is purposeful, the staff is knowledgeable and caring, and everyone should take a class!

– Heather Bloodworth, YMCA Executive

The learning was broken down into segments that I could digest so that the next class built on a solid understanding. If you’re looking for a place to get a handle on how to be mindful, how to reduce self-caused issues, ClearLight can’t be beat. Smart, kind people speaking clearly!

– Jim LaPann, Attorney

The retreat was excellent. I appreciate the guidance, the exercises, the discussions, the time for practice, and the care and compassion in helping us awaken in a loving way. I absolutely value the teachings on awakening and open heartedness. Best retreats ever!

– MF, Mindfulness Instructor

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