Sitting Groups

Dear Ones,

Looking forward to seeing everyone IN PERSON on Monday, December 5th from 7-8:45 PM at OM Laguna Beach, located (by Pavilions) in Boat Canyon Shopping Center at 610 N. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach for our in-person October Sit.  There is a parking lot with an elevator for those who need it.

We are excited to share our time and presence with each other in the beautiful refuge of OM's lovely space...holding space for ourselves, each other, and all that arises and passes.  

As we enter these shorter days, we will be exploring and practicing the wise qualities of the heart, from my book: Ten Ways to Awaken the Wise Heart.  In this month's Sangha, we will be exploring and practicing the quality of Metta/ Loving Kindness.  Kindness is essential for meditation to work because if we're always fighting with ourselves or our situation in life, we are not accepting what is HERE. Essentially, the quality of loving kindness has little to do with liking someone or approving of them, but the truthfulness that we are all inter-connected. 

There are no greater treasures than what is found in your own radiant heart and especially NOW, we need to find refuge in beauty and compassion wherever and whenever we can!  Our Sangha helps us all to find and share this collective, compassionate, and courageous presence that fuels the world...May it be so.  Looking forward to seeing you on Monday.

love, karen



Oh, Nobly Born, you who are the son or daughter of the Buddha,
Remember who you are in these times of change.
Remember the Buddha who has taken birth in your own form.
Step out of the small self, out of the body of fear,
And rest in generosity and kindness of heart.
-Taken from the Bardo Thodol



The group is donation based.  We suggest a donation of $15, which is warmly appreciated and helps us to support our Program. 

Current 2022 Schedule:  

Date: Monday, December 5th @ 7 - 8:45 PM
Location: OM Laguna Beach at 610 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach

Date: Sunday, December 11th @ 9 -10:30 AM
Location: North Main Beach (meet by Gazebo next to Las Brisas Restaurant in Laguna Beach)

Our IN-PERSON Sangha generally meets the first Monday of each month at OM Laguna Beach.
The OUTDOOR Beach Sit is generally held on a Sunday in the middle of each month.

You can learn more or order Ten Ways to Awaken the Wise Heart: A Photographic Journey here

Contact Me: with any questions, at

Karen Redding, Ph.D.

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