Freedom from Holiday Stress (Saturday workshop)

Saturday December 9th from 10:30am to 1:00pm

With Buddhist teacher Ethan Lechner

Cost:  $20 (discount available with a Membership; see below)

If this cost is prohibitive for you, please email us at and we can work something out. 

We have often heard that we should be happy during the holidays, but for many they can be the most difficult time of the year. Challenges arise such as increased financial pressure, increased busyness and travel, and having to spend time with difficult people. There can also be a general sense of disappointment and depression as things don’t turn out as we’d hoped.

This half-day meditation course will present ways to train in calm and happy minds. Through these trainings we can learn to use the difficulties that arise during the holidays to develop our strength of mind, compassion, and inner peace.

There will be a break where snacks, tea, and coffee will be provided.

Kids are welcome if they are able to sit quietly through the class. (Of course, asking questions is fine.) Anyone under the age of 14 can attend free of charge.



  • $20 for non-members
  • $15 with a Basic Membership
  • $10 with a Contributor Membership
  • Free for Benefactor Members

No previous meditation experience required. Everyone is welcome!

You don’t need to pre-register for this workshop. Just come up about 15 minutes before the start of class so you can pay and settle in comfortably.   You can pay by cash, check, or online by credit card.  To pay online please visit our donation page (click on the blue “make a donation” button after visiting this page) : PAY HERE

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