270A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek CA 95685
Four instructors have completed Meditation Teacher Training and make up our Meditation Ministry Team: Patsy Walker Fine, Lynnea Honn, and Patricia Green.
Meditation Instructor Profiles
After having practiced different meditation forms over the past five years I am very excited to be a part of Sophia's Well of Wisdom's presentation of Transformation Meditation. It gives the most direct and concise experience of what I have learned to know as the 4th State of Consciousness, a clear path to Self. I looking forward to sharing the body, mind and emotional health benefits meditation has to offer.
Decades ago I heard the small still voice calling me to meditate. I didn't act on it right away. Years later, I was hungry enough to begin playing with visualization and learning about "mind control" systems like the "Silva Method." Eventually, I began exploring meditation but mostly through reading books and attending workshops. I continued to flirt with meditation for many years. When I got serious about it, I decided to invest in Transcendental Meditation training and began a daily practice. No matter the approach or style, the practice of meditation is the single most important activity of my daily living. Not only does it provide an experience of deep relaxation and profound peace, it also awakens the self to the true and eternal Self. I believe the practice of meditation is the most powerful way we can heal, transform and ascend ourselves and the world. I'm excited to be a part of SWOW's accessible and sustainable meditation program and look forward to teaching it.
After playing with spiritual and meditation practices for many years, I finally got serious when I committed to a week-long workshop/retreat in Agni Yoga at Sancta Sophia Seminary. Around the same time, I was initiated into Reiki and began a spiritual practice within that tradition as well as practicing the deep meditation practices I had learned at SSS in 1993. Over the years, I continued my personal studies of spirituality, meditation, and energy work. After retiring from a career in education, I was called to pursue a ministry of spiritual wellness for body and soul. I pursued studies in both bodywork and spiritual ministry resulting in massage and bodywork certification, ordination, and a doctor of ministry degree from SSS. After discovering the Transformation Meditation program, I knew we had found a simple but effective research-based method of meditation to add to our Holistic Wellness Ministries. Meditation is very important for our individual progress on the spiritual path and for the well-being of humanity.
Patsy Walker Fine, Director
SWOW is answering the call to provide a Meditation Ministry to the community. There is now a large body of research that continues to demonstrate the efficacy of meditation to reduce stress, lower anxiety, support health, and attain calmness and inner peace. Transformation Meditation is developed from the most effective research-based meditation programs. It has proven to be one of the most successful methods of learning meditation. Easy to understand, it brings immediate results, and is sustainable for a long-term practice with accumulating benefits.
Although a daily meditation practice is an individual pursuit, group meditation practice can enhance and support the practice. We offer two practice groups: Sunday at 10am is devoted to Wisdom Meditation, which includes guided practice, silent meditation, and intercessory prayer.
Contact Rev. Patsy for more information about the Meditation Ministry
209-418-9003 or to register for ongoing classes, contact Lynnea Honn at 209-304-6174.
Group Meditation Practice
Sunday at 10am
Consists of weekly 1 and 1/2 hour classes for developing a solid foundation in meditation:
- Breathing Techniques
- Mantra Meditation
- Research and the Effects of Meditation
- Research and the Affects of Stress
- States of Consciousness
- Deep Relaxation Technique
- Practical Aspects to Sustain a Meditation Practice
Cost: $15 per week paid to Instructor.
Scholarship or work/study is available for those with economic needs.
Contact: Registrar Lynnea Honn, at 209-304- 6174
A 2-day day Retreat/Workshop building further inspiration, techniques, and practices to achieve the holistic goals of meditation. This retreat is offered once a year and includes.
- The Eight Limbs of Yoga
- More Breathing Techniques
- Mindfulness Meditation
- And much more
Cost: Suggested donation range: $74 - $150.
Science of Meditation
Independent study and practice of the esoteric meditation practice known as seed-thought meditation or active meditation. With guidance of meditation mentor, spiritual study and the samyama practice of a deep meditation known as seed-thought mediation, the class takes you through the five levels of esoteric meditation. This class utilizes the three volume series Adventure in Meditation by Carol E. Parrish-Harra. It meets once a month for group practice with mentor/instructor and students complete and email monthly meditation/study report to mentor. Make application directly to Rev. Dr. Patsy Walker Fine at 209-418-9003
Cost: $15 per month paid to Mentor.
with Rev. Dr. Patsy Walker Fine
As part of Spiritual Direction or Spiritual Healing Work, meditation techniques are provide to support specific physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual issues. This is part of an overall wellness plan and clients with specific medical issues are advised to be under the care of a licensed health care professional. In such cases, meditation therapy can usually complement the medical or mental health treatments.
For appointment call 209-418-9003