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Cultivating True Love: Mindfulness and Relationships


  • Seekers Church 276 Carroll Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20012 United States (map)

Wednesdays, September 19-October 24, plus Sundays, September 30 and October 28, 4-6 p.m. 

Classes will be held at 2 locations in Takoma Park: Seekers Church and Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. The first class will be at TPPC.

More info and to register here

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.

 Registrations, Scholarships, Refunds

FEES:

Class series, base: $240.00

Class series, mid-level: $280.00

Class series, sponsor: $320.00

More info and to register here

Earlier Event: September 17
Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Later Event: September 29
Day of Mindfulness- Davenport, Iowa