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Mindfulness Explorations

 Mindfulness Explorations:  Developing a Life Journey of Compassion and Joy

This six-week course starts January 21 and goes through and including February 25, with a make-up snow day option on March 4. This course is open to participants new to mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhism as well as to more experienced practitioners. Course size is limited to 25 people.  Sign up early as a wait list is anticipated. If you know in advance that you will miss more than one class it is best to wait to sign up until the class is offered again. 
During this class, we will practice and discuss techniques by which we can live our lives more skillfully from a place of compassion and joy. The class will consist of basic mediation skill development along with specific practices to enhance the development of compassion and joy. Lectures, mediation practice times (no more than 10 minutes at a time), as well as large and small group discussions will be used to explore the material.  You may meditate on chairs or bring your own cushion.  Laughter and camaraderie will be encouraged!
  Sponsored by the Mindful Reflection Community of Unity Temple UU Congregation; facilitated by Terry Kinsey. There is no charge to participate in this course. Members of Unity Temple will have first priority however all are welcome! To Register:  Email  adultre@unitytemple.org stating you'd like to join the class Mindfulness Explorations:  Developing a Life Journey of Compassion and Joy.  If you have questions please contact Terry Kinsey at mindful@unitytemple.org   


Reading these two books will be encouraged but not required:

  • The Book of Joy. Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
  • A Fearless Heart. How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. By Thumpten Jinpa. PhD.
Location: 
Gale House
Date: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm