Schedule of Events

Meditation and discussion

Tuesdays 7:30 pm PDT; Thursdays 4:30 pm PDT

Livestreaming on ZOOM | Archived on YOUTUBE

NOTE: During this time of coronavirus, all in-person events are canceled, including our usual Tuesday night sessions in Santa Monica. Twice-a-week online session are being offered on Zoom — info is here. You can also view archived sessions at

Workshop: "Turn Your Great Book into a Great Audiobook" | Panel: "Beyond the First Draft"

Sunday, November 10, 2019


Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference
DoubleTree by Hilton

6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City
Authors’ workshop and editors’ panel discussion

Presented by West Coast Writers’ Conferences

Guided Meditation & Discussion: "The Legacy of Ram Dass"

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 9:00–11:00 am


Aikido Schools of New Jersey
324 W. Westfield Ave. (Rear)
Roselle Park 07204

FREE — all are welcome! (No registration required)

Workshop: Natural Meditation

Friday, January 24, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple of Austin
2509 West New Hope Drive, Cedar Park
Community Hall, Building B

A benefit event to feed the poor. Please bring 3 cans of fruits, veggies, or beans, or a few dollars.

Daylong Silent Retreat: "Living the Meditator's Life"

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Cedar Park Recreation Center
1435 Main St., Cedar Park

A life-changing day of deep immersion and integration. More info here
Registration: | 512-576-3455.

Daylong Silent Retreat: "The Heart Sutra"

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm


The Heart Sutra is one of the most potent, most concise expressions of the heart of universal wisdom. In just one page it summarizes the essence of enlightened reality — then summarizes the summary in a catchy mantra. 
In addition to several sessions of guided meditation, we’ll be unpacking the meaning of the sutra and applying it to our own experience of awakening, and learning to chant the Heart Sutra mantra as an adjunct to meditation. Between sessions, we’ll be enjoying delicious, rejuvenating silence.
Prerequisite: Comfortable familiarity with the effort-free practice of natural meditation as taught by Dean. For a refresher, go here.
Registration & further info:

Daylong Silent Retreat: "The Six Liberating Questions"

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


We’ll be exploring the boundless, nondual, problem-free nature of our own being, through deep immersion in natural meditation and reflection on a sequence of seemingly simple yet penetrative questions. (The first is, “Are you aware?”) Outside of our lively group discussions and any emergencies, the retreat will be held in delicious, rejuvenating silence — no talking, no phones.
Prerequisite: Comfortable familiarity with the practice of natural meditation, as taught by Dean. For a refresher, go here
Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Further info and registration here


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