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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 June 20 | 7:00 PM -8:45 PM

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Complete Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

An 8-week course introducing the techniques of mindfulness meditation and stress reduction

Wednesday evenings, July 11 – August 29

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Retreat

A Day of Mindfulness

A one day Retreat with the ClearLight Faculty

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Saturday June 2

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Foundations
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Taming the Mind with Mindfulness: Working with Thoughts, Emotions & Mental Patterns

An 8 week course

Monday evenings, April 16 – June 11

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Mindfulness and the Body

A 6 week course

Monday evenings, July 16 – August 20

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Committed
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Radical Self-Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with Mindfulness & Compassion

A 9 week course

Tuesday evenings, April 17 – June 12

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Befriending Yourself:
Practicing Radical Self-Acceptance

A one day Retreat with Nancy McBride

Sunday June 10,  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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Committed
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Expanding the Circle of Love and Compassion

A 6 week course

Tuesday evenings, JULY 17 – AUGUST 21

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Glimpses
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The Translucent Ground of Being

A 6 Week Guided Self-Study Course for experienced meditators

Meeting Dates:   May 2  and  June 6

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Abiding in the Stillness, Silence & Spaciousness of Awareness

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

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Awakening The Whole Self: Liberating Our Many Parts

A 10 week course

Tuesday Evenings, April 17 – June 19
or   Thursday Mornings, April 19 – June 21

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Awakening
Retreat

Liberating Our Many Sub-identities within Awake Awareness

A one day Retreat with Scott McBride

Saturday June 9,  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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For Committed, Glimpses, and Awakening Students
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The ClearLight Meditation 5 Day Residential Retreat

Experience simplicity, silence, stillness and joy.

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August 22 – 26, 2018

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