We will co-create a retreat hall on Zoom!
We will co-create a retreat hall on Zoom!
The Online Live 8-Week MBSR Course is a highly interactive web-based program – your full attention and participation will be required.
The Orinda Community Church campus has a number of large buildings, including a Church Sanctuary and High School, all connected by plazas, stairs and pathways on a sloping hillside. The Narthex space is inside the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary has a steeply pitched roof and is located in the middle of campus, mid-way up the hill.
Do not park in the lower lots dedicated to the Holden High School. Drive uphill past Holden High School to park in the upper lot, on your right, at the top of Irwin Way. Park only in spaces marked OCC (church parking). Enter the campus anywhere from the parking lot, and make your way to the plaza in front of the Sanctuary. Enter the main Sanctuary doors from the plaza. The Narthex is located at the front of the Sanctuary.
The Orinda Community Church Campus includes separate School, Sanctuary, and Fellowship Hall buildings connected by plazas and pathways on a hillside lot. Fellowship Hall is located directly across from the Sanctuary, uphill. Do not park in the lower lots dedicated to the School. Drive uphill on Irwin Way past the Sanctuary. Parking is in the upper lot on your right, directly across from Fellowship Hall, in spaces dedicated to church parking (watch for signs). Enter the Fellowship Hall building from the plaza or Irwin Way sides of the building. Class meets in the Fellowship Hall main room which is at the center of the building.
Enter through the wooden gate at 1606 Bonita Avenue, south of the BFUU main Fellowship Hall (main hall address is 1924 Cedar Street). Turn left when inside the courtyard, enter the building at the east door, and take the stairs to the Benjy Room on the second floor. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Please arrive in time to find the classroom and settle in before class begins.
Venue Website: http://www.sfzc.org/green-gulch/about-us
Please allow plenty of time for your arrival at Green Gulch Farm. Leave time for parking your car and a short walk downhill to Still Water Hall.
Guest parking is in the upper lot off the main entry drive and is marked with signs. After parking your car, you will take a short walk downhill, first passing guest houses and then the Wheelwright Center on your right as you get closer to the center of the Green Gulch complex.
Still Water Hall is adjacent to Dragon’s Gate Temple (meditation hall), which is surrounded by a wood-plank wrap-around porch. There are site maps posted to help you get oriented, and a Welcome Center should you need in-person assistance.
Class will be held in the beautiful Japanese-style meditation hall (“Zendo”) at Berkeley Zen Center, on October 4. Enter the inner garden through the gate marked “Berkeley Zen Center”. Your instructor will greet you on the Zendo porch.
Street parking is available on Russell Street and surrounding neighborhood. Please leave time for parking and to settle in before class begins.
Classes are held in the historic Auditorium at Aurora School. This is a large, carpeted space with natural light and view of the Holy Names Redwoods.
Parking is available on Dulwich and the surrounding neighborhood. There is limited off-street parking in the Holy Names High School driveway, adjacent to the Auditorium, in spaces marked “Aurora” only.
Entry to the Auditorium is through double doors at ground level. Walk down the sidewalk running along the south side of Aurora School. The Holy Names driveway will be on your right. The entry will be on your left.
Enter the Fellowship Hall from the ramp on Bonita Avenue. The main door on Cedar Street is always locked. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. On weekdays, unrestricted parking is available on Josephine Street north of Vine Street. Parking on Saturdays for All-day Retreats is unrestricted on most streets. Be aware of parking signs. Please arrive in time to find the classroom and settle in before class begins.
Enter through the wooden gate at 1606 Bonita Avenue, south of the BFUU main Fellowship Hall (main hall address is 1924 Cedar Street). Turn left when inside the courtyard, enter the building at the east door, and take the stairs to the Connie Barbour Room on the second floor. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Please arrive in time to find the classroom and settle in before class begins.
Park in the south lot adjacent to the campus. Enter through the courtyard gate. Classroom 506 will be on your left, off the inner lawn. Please arrive in time to find the classroom and settle in before the start of class.
Classes are held in Suite 201 on the second floor. Parking is available in the lot at the rear of the building. Take the brick stairs from the rear lot into the open-air hallway. Stairs and elevator to the second floor will be on your right. Please arrive in time to find the classroom and settle in before class begins.
The front door is always locked. Someone will be at the front door to greet you 15 minutes before class until right before start time. If you arrive after class has begun, you must ring the buzzer and wait to be let in. Please arrive in time to be greeted at the door and settle in before class begins.
Unrestricted street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Parking on Alcatraz Avenue is two-hour restricted. After entering the front door, come into the main hallway. The Coming Home Meditation Room is on your left.
Class will be held at the Mount Diablo Zen Center (Suite 10) at the Hillcrest Congregational Church at 404 Gregory Lane near Kahrs Avenue.
Parking is available in the west lot adjacent to the church.
From the west lot, take the open air hallway that leads to the church inner courtyard. At the courtyard, walk left. Suite 10 will be on your left. Please arrive in time to find the classroom and settle in before the start time.
Detailed venue information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation email.
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