with Nina Wise
Monday, September 17, 7:00–8:30
Sacred Stream  |  2149 Byron Street  |  Berkeley

Come to recharge, renew, relax, and awaken … in the midst of it all. The evening consists of silent meditation followed by song and chant.

This weekly event is usually led by Jennifer Berezan, but Nina will be substituting July 30 and August 6
Fee: $10 + donation (dana) to the teacher

Meditation and the Spirit of Creativity

with Nina Wise and others
September 10–16
Spirit Rock  |  5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd  |  Woodacre

The focus of this retreat is on the dynamic principles of spiritual and creative unfolding: how meditation supports the creative process and how the creative process enlivens spiritual awakening. Alternating between stillness and creative activity provides fertile ground for the flowering of one’s unique expression.

This retreat is full, but there is a waiting list.

More Info and Waiting List Here


with Nina Wise
September 21, 10am–4:30pm
Spirit Rock  |  5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd  |  Woodacre

As we approach the Fall Equinox, we are reminded of the possibility found in natural balance of opposites. Similarly, silent practices and expressive practices enhance one another: they quiet the mind, calm the heart, give rise to surprising insight, and release our wildness. Spontaneous self-expression in partnership with meditation can also lead to deepened equanimity, energized presence, and greater awareness.

This day will include meditation, writing, and the uplifting embodied practices of movement, easy improv games, and storytelling. Develop presence and enhance your capacity for spontaneity, have fun, and leave with tools you can apply to your personal and professional lives!

Sliding Scale: $75–200

Register Here


with Nina Wise
November 26, 7:15–9:15
Spirit Rock  |  5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd  |  Woodacre

Come celebrate the week of giving thanks with Nina, who will lead the meditation and give a dharma talk.

Sliding Scale: $15–30

No registration necessary.
More Info Here


with Wes Nisker, Nina Wise, Jennifer Berezan
December 31 (Monday) 8:00 pm – January 1 (Tuesday) 1:00 am
Spirit Rock  |  5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd  |  Woodacre

The perfect way to start the new year! Let go of the past and embrace the present. Replenish your deepest wisdom and reconnect with the great mystery. Set intentions for yourself and for the world in the coming year. Laugh, sing, dance, and awaken!

This celebratory evening will feature periods of silent meditation, movement, chanting, song, performances, wisdom teachings, and an end-of-the-year guided ritual. Join us in community as we begin another spin on this old rock of ages. All ages are welcome.

Sliding Scale: $90–250

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A longtime student of mindfulness and non-dual spiritual practices, Nina Wise teaches meditation and offers wisdom teachings. Her guidance, rather than following any doctrine, emerges from her direct experience of insight. Recordings of Nina's Dharma talks are available here. 

Nina is an inspiration. I loved listening to her speak, the zen approach that celebrates human frailty in such a fun, uplifting way.
— Student in Barcelona