Counseling & Meditation


At MCLW, all our programs are designed to enhance and improve one’s experience of life. We strive to assist our guests in becoming more ‘mindful’ in their daily lives and believe that true meditation is being present, attentive, and engaged in life.

The cost is 60/person; $90/couple (Proceeds of this class are donated to sustainable programs.).

Jeff Stanford

Jeff Stanford

Jeff was trained as an anthropologist focusing on religion and culture, doing fieldwork in the 1970’s human potential movement. He learned that the changes sought by those in the movement must come from a new relationship with life, which, for him, began in the kitchen where decisions affect the practitioner and the planet. Jeff is a dowser working with energy, which led him to a vegan lifestyle.

What Meditation Isn’t – A conversation about “thoughtful meditation.” Jeff Stanford approaches meditation as inquiry – exploring what it is not. Meditation is beyond relaxation, which itself is healthful and important. Active meditation approaches the very nature of ourselves and life. It is the cultivation of a sensitive awareness that leads beyond thought. You’ll discuss tools to get started, if you are beginning to learn about meditation. Surprising as well as interesting and fun!

Siri Gian Singh Khalsa

Siri Gian Singh Khalsa
Kundalini and Breathwork Sessions

Dr. Siri Gian Singh Khalsa was born in Oakland and raised in Sacramento, CA. He holds a B.A in History from U.C. Berkeley, an M.A. from U.C.L.A. in African History, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from International College. Dr. Khalsa also studied at Menlo College, the University of Valencia (Spain), and the Sorbonne (Paris, France). He has taught Kundalini yoga, acupressure, psychology, gourmet raw food preparation and cleansing, shamanic studies, African History, Latin American History, and Western Civilization, in the United States and abroad. Siri Gian Singh has been a student of Kundalini Yoga, meditation and tantra for 40 years under the guidance of Kundalini and Tantra Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan, who gave him his spiritual name in 1974. He practiced Hatha Yoga and Transcendental Meditation for five years prior to meeting Yogi Bhajan.

Today, Siri Gian Singh teaches Kundalini yoga and leads workshops and retreats on acupressure, tantra, live foods and other holistic, life affirming practices.

Jessica Rose teaches Chinese Medicine, including classes on Qi, Women’s medicine, acupuncture. She is a co-founder of the Three Springs Institute for Chinese Medicine

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