Full Moon Hike, Meditation & Sound Healing
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us on this special event with guest teacher Courtney for a full moon hike, mindfulness meditation and sound healing amidst the tranquility of nature on the full moon night.
*Meet at Romero Canyon Trailhead in Montecito. Please bring a flashlight, headlamp, or other appropriate light source. The first hour of hiking is uphill, following an old roadbed. Some of the terrain is uneven and relatively steep.
7:30-7:45 welcomes & introductions
7:45-8:45 mindful hiking
8:45-9:00 sitting meditation
9:00-9:15 mindful hiking
9:15-9:30 chanting under the full moon
9:30-9:45 sitting meditation
9:45-10:15 mindful hiking (back to a small waterfall near the trailhead)
10:15-10:30 special guided meditation
10:30-11:15 sound healing (Tibetan singing bowls)
11:15-11:30 Deep listening
11:30-11:45 sitting meditation
11:45-midnight: closing remarks
This event is being co-hosted by our friend Courtney associated with the American Buddhist Meditation Temple in Santa barbara.
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About the Teachers
Courtney has been a Buddhist for some 20 years, and for many of those years aligned with Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn’s method of practice. In more recent years, a chance encounter with a Thai forest monk in Alaska led him to Theravadan Buddhism. In the Thai Forest Tradition, of which he now considers himself a practitioner, great emphasis is placed on formal meditation practice and the strict following of precepts that are designed to engender gentle qualities such as humility, renunciation and trustworthiness, while also strengthening mindfulness.
Courtney's teacher is a 72-year old Burmese meditation master called Sayadaw U Zeya. He once experienced a brief but rich period as a monastic disciple of Venerable U Zeya. Given his background, Courtney's practice aligns closely with the teachings of famous masters such as Mahasi Sayadaw and Ajahn Chah, while never steering far from the uniquely beautiful teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Sujan Maharjan is a classically trained Singing Bowl Therapist from Nepal.
Natalie Maharjan is a registered Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner.