August 2019

27Aug(Aug 27)10:00 AM29(Aug 29)4:30 PMAwakening as We AgeOpen to those age 55 and over10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (29) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Anna Douglas, PhD No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: August 27 – August 29, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $225 – 600. Code AD2M19.

Open to those age 55 and over.

What is the experience of living in an aging body? Most of the time we would prefer not to notice. But the Buddha recommended that we see our experience as our teacher. At the heart of the Buddha’s teaching lie the profound truths of impermanence, emptiness,and suffering. As we age, we experience these truths directly and personally. It can feel like wrenching loss, but it also reminds us of what matters most. What do we now wish to give our lives to?

In this retreat, we will join in practices which calm the mind and sweeten the heart. Our time together will include periods of meditation, discussion, Q&A, gentle embodied movement, and contemplative inquiry.

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