Roaring Fork Aikikai hosts free meditation workshops on Mondays from 7:15 - 8:30 PM. Appropriate for beginning and experienced students, this class is offered free of charge. Membership at Roaring Fork Aikikai is not necessary. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first visit.

Monday’s classes are an introduction to the practice of mindfulness, or paying attention in the moment with interest and curiosity. Students practice quieting the mind and opening the heart. Classes are taught by Lisa Goddard, an instructor in the Buddhist practice of Vipassana (insight) and secular mindfulness.

Lisa Goddard is the founding teacher of Roaring Fork Insight, a community-based refuge for the teachings and practice of insight (mindfulness) meditation.

She has been practicing mindfulness, meditation and yoga since 1999 and has been facilitating these practices since 2000.

Inspired by the teachings of Suzuki Roshi, Norman Fischer and Ajahn Chah, Lisa received training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, Zen Hospice Project and Mindful Schools. She is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, and the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.


Listen to an example of one of Lisa’s meditation talks below: