We're happy to report that Joyful Mind Project enjoyed a period of growth in 2017 and to share our Annual Report with you.
We are off to a great start in 2018, providing mindfulness education at schools including Sonoma Academy, Sonoma State University, and at Sheppard Accelerated Elementary School through a project of the Santa Rosa Symphony called Simply Strings.
We began a new After School program this week at The Healdsburg School. This program is open to all Sonoma County students grades K-5 and will run through mid-May. We meet Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Registration is still open.
And, while we still have a long way to go to reach our fundraising goal for Bayside MLK in Marin City, we are excited to report that we've raised nearly $2,000 so far for these amazing children. Thank you, everyone, for the support you've given. If you would like to contribute to this important project, you can make a donation here.
We are also very happy to be offering programs for teens and parents with Dojin Sarah Emerson this spring. Sarah is the Head Priest at Stone Creek Zen Center, brings a lifetime of practice to her work, and is a parent to two beautiful children right here in Sonoma County. It feels very dear to be offering programs with Sarah.
Teen programs take place March 12 in Sebastopol, March 17 in Petaluma, and a four-session series for parents begins April 18. You can learn more here.
If you are interested in the work of Thich Nhat Hanh, whose core teaching is mindfulness, an ongoing group for adults meets bi-monthly in Sebastopol. You can learn more about this group here.
Finally, our next retreat for educators, counselors, and youth-service providers is now open for registration and slated for April 28. More information is available here!
Thank you, everyone for your continued support. I'm so grateful for all that you've given to Joyful Mind Project and look forward to practicing with you this spring.
Founder, Joyful Mind Project