Master Calendar

Join Hildur Palsdottir for an evening of nature-based mindfulness and meditation on the first Thursday of every month. Classes will be held in the beautiful rooms of the Preserve’s mansions, or in the Hempstead House Garden when weather permits.

With these sessions we will explore techniques specifically aimed at stress reduction. With kind curiosity Hildur adapts ancient Buddhist teachings to modern applications for calming the mind. Meditation practice helps us become aware of our thoughts and better manage our moods. With transformative practices you will access wisdom and clarity to live a more compassionate life. Regular meditation practice can improve attention and focus and supports a better outlook on life. In addition to facilitating these monthly groups, Hildur will offer support with establishing a home meditation practice. No feeling is final. Join us in becoming one with the flow of experience.

Chairs will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring a meditation cushion, pillow or mat.

Register for 1 class or the entire series here.

Members: $15 per class, $132 for series of 11
Non-Members: $25 per class, $220 for series of 11, includes parking
Please note, credit card processing fees will be added at checkout.

Purchase tickets online here.


Hildur Palsdottir is a certified meditation instructor, Reiki Master Teacher and the co-founder of Sol Center, a nature-based healing arts center in Port Washington. She works as a natural resource educator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Nassau, and guides after school nature appreciation classes at the Sands Point Preserve. She feels passionate about rewilding, ecosystem restoration and care for both our inner and outer nature.

Hildur practices meditation with Lama Willa and Lama Liz at the Natural Dharma Fellowship (NDF) and coordinates NDF EcoDharma program. She sits on the advisory board at the Center for Earth Ethics, whose mission it is to facilitate a viable value system based on protecting the rights of nature and all people. Hildur is a co-founder of ReWild Long Island, steering committee member of Transition Town Port Washington and President of the Board of Trustees at The Science Museum of Long Island. She contributes to an environmental column Earth Matters in the Island Now newspaper.

  • August 1, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 5, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • October 3, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 7, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • December 5, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm