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 - ClearLight Meditation Institute

BEGINNERS

For newer meditators
Foundations - ClearLight Meditation Institute

FOUNDATIONS

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

COMMITTED

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

GLIMPSES

For those ready for Direct Awakening
Awakening - ClearLight Meditation Institute

AWAKENING

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

Retreat

Finding Calm in the Chaos

An Online Mindfulness Mini-Retreat with Scott and Nancy McBride

Saturday December 5th     9:00 am – Noon

Event

Sunday Morning Online Meditation

December 13,   9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

January 10,  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Event

Receive the Energy of the Healing Buddha

Thursday December 17,   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

BEGINNERS

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 December 2 | 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Wednesday January 6 | 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Course

Complete Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

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

Monday evenings, January 18 – March 8

FOUNDATIONS

Course

Calm and Clear:
Deepening Your Mindfulness Practice

A 8 week online course

Monday evenings, January 18 – March 8

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Retreat

Mindfulness with the Body in Stillness and Movement

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An online mindfulness mini-retreat with ClearLight Faculty

Saturday February 13   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Retreat

Breath by Breath

An online mindfulness mini-retreat with Gil Stevens and Nancy McBride

Saturday February 27   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Committed

Course

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

A 10 week online course

Wednesday evenings, January 13 – March 17

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Retreat

Befriending Yourself:
Practicing Radical Self-Acceptance

A One Day Online Retreat

Saturday March 6

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Course

Self-Compassionate Awake Awareness:
Healing the Parts of Us That Suffer

A 10 week online course

Tuesday evenings,   January 12 – March 16

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Retreat

Healing the Parts of Us That Suffer

A One Day Online Retreat

Sunday March 14

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GLIMPSES

Course & Retreat

Glimpses of Awakening Level Course and Retreat

The 10 week online course with Scott McBride
Monday evenings, January 11 – March 15

The Glimpses Retreat will take place Saturday March 13.
Specific course and retreat information will be posted soon.

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AWAKENING

Course & Retreat
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Awakening Level Course and Retreat

The 10 week online course with Scott McBride
Tuesday evenings, January 12 – March 16
Or Thursday mornings, January 14 – March 18

The Awakening Retreat will take place Saturday March 20.
Specific course and retreat information will be posted soon.

Retreat
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5-Day Online Winter Retreat

January 27 – 31, 2021

Testimonials

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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