Wednesdays, September 19-October 31, plus Sunday October 28, 4-6 p.m.
Wednesdays September 19 and 26 will be at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. The other 6 classes will be at Seekers Church in Takoma Park, 3 blocks from TP Presbyterian.
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In this 8-session class we explore how we can cultivate true love and bring mindfulness into all of our relationships, whether our relationships with ourselves, a partner, within our family, with friends, in our workplace or community. In order to build a mindful, healthy culture, we must create strong, loving and lasting relationships in our family and community.
We will study each of the 4 elements of True Love for 2 weeks: loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity or inclusiveness. In the first week, we focus on how to practice this element towards ourselves and in the second week, how we can practice it with others. Each class will include a guided meditation, a teaching, interactive activities, and time for discussion and sharing.
Participation is limited to 18 people maximum as the class aims to build community and emphasizes deepening connection between all participants. So in each class there will be time for each person who wishes to either present on some aspect of their own journey in relationships or take part in the Hot Seat game, which involves answering questions from other participants (posed with kindness, curiosity and respect) so we can get to know each person better.
The course will include a focus on mindful communication (deep listening and loving speech), as well as journaling, creative practices of arts and crafts, writing love letters, practices for reconciling conflict, as well as mindful movement and walking meditation.
This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.
Class series, base: $240.00
Class series, mid-level: $280.00
Class series, sponsor: $320.00