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    Introduction to Wilderness Survival Clinic - Marin County

    Get back to nature and learn age-old survival skills during this wilderness clinic set among the redwoods of Northern California. In just 5 hours you'll practice timeless traditions, such as shelter building and fire-by-friction, drawn from indigenous skills. Participate in hands-on activities appropriate for all ages, and build self-esteem and awareness knowing you can survive in the woods or other natural setting. Learn about edible plants and try out native-style traps while you discover what it's like to live in harmony with nature. You'll leave better prepared for your next wilderness adventure.
    Introduction to Wilderness Survival Clinic - Marin County

    Camp Arequipa Rd, Fairfax

    • Learn indigenous skills of survival in the woods, including how to build a shelter, and how to make a fire
    • Have fun learning how to gather water, and forage edible plants or set up traps for food with an experienced guide
    • Both novice campers and seasoned backpackers can benefit from hands-on activities
    • All necessary equipment included
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    Wilderness Survival Basics

    Lost in the woods when it comes to wilderness survival? This class will set you on the right path! Perfect for novice outdoorsmen, you’ll be working with experienced instructors on hands-on activities designed primarily around emergency situations that might occur during hikes or camping trips gone wrong, or your various doomsday scenarios (i.e., zombie apocalypses). You’ll learn all about immediate priorities in an emergency, and how to survive over the long-term while in the wilderness. You’ll also have the chance to gain practical experience using common outdoor tools, building shelter, finding water, making fire, and tracking. After this class, you’ll won’t be able to get lost fast enough!
    Wilderness Survival Basics

    3049 Adeline St, Berkeley

    • Develop your outdoor skills during a hands-on wilderness survival class
    • Learn to build fire and shelter, find water, and track in the woods
    • Understand priorities in an emergency survival scenario
    • Gain practical experience under the guidance of expert outdoorsmen
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    Sunday Morning Meditation

    Have you been looking for a deeper understanding of yourself and the world that you live in? Mindfulness/awareness meditation is the ancient practice of self-discovery. The practice is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world. The Berkeley Shambhala Meditation center will guide you through the steps of this ancient art and into personal revelation. Stop in Sunday mornings at nine for a silent meditation, chanting meditation, meditation instruction, and a group discussion accompanied by refreshments. Open your mind to increase your personal and spiritual knowledge with the ancient art of meditation.
    Sunday Morning Meditation

    2288 Fulton St , Berkeley

    • Get to know the 2,500-year old art of Shambhala meditation with a silent meditation, chanting, meditational instruction, and a group discussion accompanied by refreshments
    • Learn to put your mind in its natural state -- restful, open, and alert
    • Deepen your understanding and appreciation for meditation or learn about the practice for the first time
    • Discover the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation
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    Sunday Morning Prayers for World Peace

    This drop-in meditation class focuses on praying for world peace. You will learn essential meditation techniques and prayers that will help you stand in solidarity with others. You will fight stress through meditation and harmony and search for inner peace. After all, if you ever want world peace, you must first learn to find peace within yourself. No prior experience is needed. This class will help you discover a new focus on the path to peace. Perhaps along the way, you will find happiness and true harmony.
    Sunday Morning Prayers for World Peace

    3324 17th St, San Francisco

    • Join a drop-in meditation class with a clear goal of praying for world peace
    • Pray for world peace with other like-minded students
    • Learn essential meditation techniques from experienced meditation experts
    • Fight stress with peaceful and calming thoughts
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    Meditation

    Proven to clear the mind and relieve stress, meditation is a great way to restore balance and rejuvenate the spirit. In this class, you’ll spend an hour in guided meditation with the use of both silence and music to help you along your journey. The last half hour will be reserved for spiritual sharing. See how possible it is to find peace and stillness in the presence of others and connect with both yourself and your classmates as you bond through your practice. You’ll develop a deeper connection between your mind and body while increasing optimism and awareness. Whether you’re new to meditation or simply want to strengthen your abilities, this class is open to all levels.
    Meditation

    401 Baker St, San Francisco

    • Find energy and rejuvenation through the power of guided group meditation
    • Disconnect from negative thoughts as you make room for happiness
    • Experience how both silence and music can help strengthen your practice
    • Find inner peace in the presence of others
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    Meditation by Donation

    Nourish a positive and conscious relationship with your mind through meditation. Many believe it is essential groundwork for good health and true happiness. During this workshop, you will learn to develop or strengthen an attitude of openness and acceptance of life as it is, in the present moment. You will explore ways to tame the mind, decrease stress, increase alertness and improve your concentration. You'll practice sitting, as well as walking meditation under the guidance of an experienced instructor. You'll also learn visualization, breathing exercises, and mantras. Join in the journey of discovery, healing and awakening!
    Meditation by Donation

    90 Eureka Sq, Pacifica

    • Meditate with others in a peaceful setting
    • Practice sitting and walking meditation with the help of an experienced instructor
    • Learn visualization, breathing exercises, and mantras to help you find your inner peace
    • Discover the power of meditation to transform your life
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    Saturday Meditation

    Thinking too hard is an occupational hazard of life. Learn to give your brain a break during this 3-hour meditation class! Increasing evidence points to meditation providing numerous health benefits, including improved focus, decreased stress, slowed brain aging, and a more positive outlook. During this group session, you’ll enjoy a positive learning environment hosted at one of the oldest and largest meditation centers in the Bay Area. In addition to silent meditation time, you’ll learn all about the practice from a knowledgeable instructor. Typically, small class sizes also mean you have plenty attention as you develop your own practice and will have a chance to get all your questions answered. Your brain will thank you!
    Saturday Meditation

    2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

    • Learn the fundamentals of meditation during a 3-hour class
    • Feel the benefits of rejuvenation with deep, silent meditation
    • Get all your questions answered thanks to small class sizes
    • Discover a practice scientifically proven to offer numerous health benefits
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