Apr
7
Thu
On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – May 26 @ 6:30 pm
On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)

Mindfulness meditation in the insight tradition is about seeing life as it really is, free from assumptions, expectations and beliefs. By gently noticing and investigating sensations, thoughts and emotions, it trains the mind and opens the heart.

Intended for new and experienced meditators, these sessions will support you in creating and sustaining your own practice. Everyone is welcome. Come to one session or come to them all. Freely offered, donations appreciated.

The spring 2022 series is on the Buddha’s Seven Factors of Awakening:

April 7:       Introduction & Overview

April 14:      Mindfulness

April 21:      Investigation

April 28:      Energy

May 5:        Joy

May 12:      Tranquility

May 19:      Concentration

May 26:      Equanimity

 

Offered by Kate Davies, a certified mindfulness meditation teacher with twenty years of practice experience.

Please email Kate for further information and Zoom log in information at: katherinestefaniedavies@gmail.com

May
17
Tue
ONLINE: Poetry and the soul’s yearning: Discovering the invisible
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

“Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.  Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable.  Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.”  Carl Sandburg

This circle is a monthly coming together to hear poems that can reveal the unknown and a new path of meaning and belonging. The 30-minute reading by Judith Adams of her own and others work will be followed by a healing circle to discover and share what makes life meaningful to us.

Judith Adams is an English-born poet who lives on Whidbey Island. Adams has published four books of poetry, conducted poetry workshops, recorded several albums of her work, and published her poems in magazines and anthologies. She was selected as a Washington State Humanities speaker from 2018-2021 and has been a Healing Circles Langley host since 2015. She will be joined by Diana Lindsay for the healing circle.

To register, please register here and you’ll receive a Zoom link.

“….The Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert talk about the two “hungers”. There is the Great Hunger and there is the Little Hunger. The Little Hunger wants food for the belly; but the Great Hunger, the greatest hunger of all, is the hunger for meaning …
There is ultimately only one thing that makes human beings deeply and profoundly bitter, and that is to have thrust upon them a life without meaning.
There is nothing wrong in searching for happiness. But of far more comfort to the soul is something greater than happiness or unhappiness, and that is meaning. Because meaning transfigures all. Once what you are doing has for you meaning, it is irrelevant whether you’re happy or unhappy. You are content – you are not alone in your Spirit – you belong”

Laurens Van Der Post

May
19
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

For more information please contact info@healingcircles.org

May
20
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation @ online
In these trying times of fear and uncertainty, we can come together and share in the space of meditation.  Practicing being in the present moment can help calm our minds and our anxieties.   Please consider joining me for meditation on Friday morning, 3/27 at 8:30 am for a 40-minute mindfulness meditation.   This is a free offering and will continue on Friday mornings indefinitely.  Please join the Zoom session at

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87211947238?pwd=SGlPUUhNVkNWSTl0eFp6RUtYWklyQT09

Meeting ID: 206 024 399

Password: 011618

Offered by Sarah Manchester

ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
May 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | Langley | Washington | United States

Our circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone impacted by chronic pain can explore and engage in their own healing.  We’ll share our stories and strategies for minimizing pain, alleviating suffering, and appreciating ourselves as whole people.

Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity, and honoring our own unique paths to healing as well as respecting each other.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  To receive the link, please send an email to Tim Clark, timkclark@gmail.com.

May
25
Wed
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary @ On-line

“…Poetry has redemptive power for me, as it does for millions of people. Poems have provided life jackets to keep me from drowning, ballast to keep me from ascending to altitudes where there’s not enough oxygen to support life, and maps to keep me from getting lost in the wilderness….” Parker J Palmer

We will to stock up the shelves of our Poetry Apothecary with poems that comfort and heal.   Come and join us to help weigh, measure and distill poems for their healing properties so we can store each one in our apothecary. Our first theme was “aging”. Bring poems that have helped you, that perhaps have companioned you through the ups and downs of life.  In subsequent meetings we will collectively decide on other themes, such as loneliness, loss, overwhelm, wonder, the healing power of nature, despondency, fragility, forgiveness and inspiration.  We will mine the storehouse of poetic literature and we will also look at poems which you may have written yourself as a way of finding resolve.

We meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Hosted by Judith Adams & Peter Martin

For more information and to receive the zoom link you may contact Peter Martin at peter.martin@whidbey.net

May
26
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

For more information please contact info@healingcircles.org

May
27
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation @ online
In these trying times of fear and uncertainty, we can come together and share in the space of meditation.  Practicing being in the present moment can help calm our minds and our anxieties.   Please consider joining me for meditation on Friday morning, 3/27 at 8:30 am for a 40-minute mindfulness meditation.   This is a free offering and will continue on Friday mornings indefinitely.  Please join the Zoom session at

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87211947238?pwd=SGlPUUhNVkNWSTl0eFp6RUtYWklyQT09

Meeting ID: 206 024 399

Password: 011618

Offered by Sarah Manchester

ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | Langley | Washington | United States

Our circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone impacted by chronic pain can explore and engage in their own healing.  We’ll share our stories and strategies for minimizing pain, alleviating suffering, and appreciating ourselves as whole people.

Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity, and honoring our own unique paths to healing as well as respecting each other.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  To receive the link, please send an email to Tim Clark, timkclark@gmail.com.

Jun
2
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

For more information please contact info@healingcircles.org

Jun
3
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation @ online
In these trying times of fear and uncertainty, we can come together and share in the space of meditation.  Practicing being in the present moment can help calm our minds and our anxieties.   Please consider joining me for meditation on Friday morning, 3/27 at 8:30 am for a 40-minute mindfulness meditation.   This is a free offering and will continue on Friday mornings indefinitely.  Please join the Zoom session at

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87211947238?pwd=SGlPUUhNVkNWSTl0eFp6RUtYWklyQT09

Meeting ID: 206 024 399

Password: 011618

Offered by Sarah Manchester

ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Jun 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | Langley | Washington | United States

Our circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone impacted by chronic pain can explore and engage in their own healing.  We’ll share our stories and strategies for minimizing pain, alleviating suffering, and appreciating ourselves as whole people.

Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity, and honoring our own unique paths to healing as well as respecting each other.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  To receive the link, please send an email to Tim Clark, timkclark@gmail.com.