Soup Snags Weininger
Popular Santa Barbara meditation teacher Radhule Weininger found herself needing to arrange for a new location for her weekly downtown gatherings after her longtime location at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum was unable to continue to host. After a short stint at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Paseo Nuevo, Weininger’s weekly meditation night has found a new permanent home at Yoga Soup, although the night will change from Tuesdays to Wednesdays.
Weininger, who was also the resident teacher of mindfulness practice at the La Casa de Maria Retreat Center for 17 years before the January 9, 2018, debris flows obliterated the space, will offer “Heartwork: Living Life Fully with Mindfulness and Compassion,” based on her recent book of the same name, every Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm beginning February 19. A 20-minute dharma (inspirational and instructive) talk will be followed by 25 minutes of mindfulness practice and a 15-minute compassion meditation and a brief discussion. At times the structure will vary, perhaps with visiting guest speakers or aligning compassion meditations with music. Beginners and experienced students are welcome to attend the gatherings which are being offered on a donation basis, as they are elsewhere (Mondays at 6 pm St. Michael’s Church in Isla Vista with Weininger, and Thursdays at 2 pm the Sacred Space in Summerland led by Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD).