ClearLight Curve

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
ClearLight Meditation Institute pebbles-by-a-stream Programs
Beginners
Evening Talk

Mindfulness Meditation 101

A single evening with Cara Bradley

Wednesday September 13 | 7:00 PM -8:45 PM

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ClearLight Meditation Institute Beginners-Meditation Programs
Beginners
Course

Complete Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

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

Wednesday evenings, September 27 – November 15

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ClearLight Meditation Institute high-schooler Programs
Beginners
Workshop

Mindfulness for Teens:
Building Resilience One Breath at a Time

A Workshop for High School Students

Sunday October 22 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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For Beginners and Foundations Students
ClearLight Meditation Institute seatedMeditators-Nancy Programs
Retreat

A Day of Mindfulness

A one day Retreat with the ClearLight Faculty

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Sunday November 5

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Foundations
ClearLight Meditation Institute leaf-floating Programs
Foundations
Course

Clear Mind, Open Heart:
Joining Mindfulness and Loving Kindness

An 8 week course for experienced meditators

Monday evenings, September 25 – November 13

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Committed
ClearLight Meditation Institute Buddha-with-flowers Programs
Committed
Course

Echoes of the Buddha

A 10 week course

Tuesday evenings, September 26 – November 28

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ClearLight Meditation Institute Monk-Walking-2 Programs
Committed
Retreat

In the Footsteps of the Buddha

A one day Retreat with Nancy McBride

Sunday December 3,  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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Glimpses
ClearLight Meditation Institute crystalSphere_800x530 Programs
Glimpses
Course

Choiceless Awareness

A 9 week course for experienced meditators

Thursday evenings, September 28 – November 30
(no class on November 23)

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ClearLight Meditation Institute Autumn-Path Programs
Glimpses
Retreat

Direct Awakening – The Pathless Path

A one day Retreat with Scott McBride

Saturday November 4,  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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awakening
ClearLight Meditation Institute Moon-Relflected-in-Water-Hi-Res_800x720 Programs
Awakening
Course

Waves on the Ocean of Awake Awareness

A 10 week course

Tuesday Evenings, September 26 – November 28
or   Thursday Mornings, September 28 – November 30

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Awakening
ClearLight Meditation Institute Ripples-in-Ocean-at-Sunset Programs
Awakening
Retreat

Liberating Thoughts and Emotions in the Ocean of Awake Awareness

A one day Retreat with Scott McBride

Saturday November 18,  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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For Committed, Glimpses, and Awakening Students
ClearLight Meditation Institute 5-day-retreat Programs
Retreat

The ClearLight Meditation 5 Day Residential Retreat

Experience simplicity, silence, stillness and joy.

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August 23 – 27, 2017

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