Visit the McLean Meditation Institute
The McLean Meditation Institute® is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. It’s a blissful hideaway with a bird’s eye view of the red rock formations which offers unique gifts, recommended books, handcrafted greeting cards and jewelry, vibrant inspirational art by nationally-acclaimed Arizona artists, and meditation must-haves.
MMI’s reach is international. With offices in the heart of Sedona, Arizona, adjacent to Tlaquepaque at 411 N State Route 179 at the junction of Hwy 179 and Schnebly Hill Road (map), in the historic Garland Building. MMI also has programs offered in the lush countryside of County Cork, Ireland,
In Sedona, the center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, also during daily morning and evening meditations, and by appointment.
The institute offers a host of events for everyone…..including those who are curious about meditation, to long-time meditation lovers. Take a look at your opportunities to explore and experience meditation:
Daily Silent Meditation
The McLean Meditation Institute hosts 45-minute silent meditation periods free of charge:
Sunday through Friday mornings at 9:00 am
& Monday through Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm.
There is no need to pre-register and they are free to attend. This program is open to all who practice silent a meditation technique and we welcome all traditions. Join us!
Saturday Meditation Salon
Saturdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Zac Occhiline, a seasoned yoga and meditation teacher and inspirational faculty member of the Meditation Teacher Academy, offers a lively dialogue from a wide variety of spiritual traditions and perspectives. The discussion is followed by a meditation. The program is open to anyone with a meditation practice and is held at the McLean Meditation Institute. The cost is $10.
Sunday Group Meditation
In Sedona on Sunday? Join the one-hour Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness every Sunday at 2:00 pm. You’ll be introduced to meditation and mindfulness techniques by an expert meditation teacher who will then lead you into a 20 minute guided meditation. There’s no need to pre-register, however please be on time to join in.
Whether you are new to meditation, or have an ongoing practice, you will experience the power of group meditation. This is a favorite among Sedona locals and visitors alike.
This introduction to meditation will:
- Help anyone new to meditation get comfortable with the practice.
- Encourage and motivate you to begin or recommit to a regular practice.
- Give experienced meditators an opportunity to enhance their practice.
$5 suggested donation.
More about the McLean Meditation Institute
Whether you’re a new meditator who wants to learn to meditate, or a seasoned meditator who wants to deepen your meditation practice, you’ll find a program for you here. It’s the perfect place to unplug and find a moment of peace whether you join a drop-in discussion, a mindfulness and meditation class, a study group, or a weekend meditation retreat. There are also online programs for those who want to study from home. All of the programs are designed to cultivate your creativity, personal power, and inner peace.
MMI is also the home of the Meditation Teacher Academy®, a 200-hour professional meditation and mindfulness teacher training program. With its world-class faculty, it’s dedicated to educating meditation instructors to the highest standards of excellence. There are now hundreds of meditation and mindfulness teachers worldwide who provide meditation and mindfulness training to various populations whether in their private practice or at a school, prison, or in the corporate sector.
MMI was founded in 2006 by Sedona resident, Sarah McLean, best-selling Hay House author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation, and The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and its Unlimited Potential with Meditation.
Sarah is a sought-after inspirational speaker who makes meditation easy for anyone. She has over 25 years of deep, personal meditation practice and in-depth work experience in the field of personal transformation. She headed up the education programs at Deepak Chopra’s center in California, was the director of the School for the Work of Byron Katie, and assisted Debbie Ford, Gary Zukav, and other thought-leaders in their program development and execution. Read more about the founder here.
McLean Meditation Institute’s Mission: To be the most current, reliable, inspiring, and professional source of meditation and mindfulness education, including meditation teacher training, providing programs in a nourishing, safe, and engaging learning environment. MMI is committed to cultivating kindness and compassion in all interactions, and creating environmental sustainability in all its business practices. MMI and its staff welcome and honor all religions, lineages, and wisdom traditions.