"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Heart Practices As We Age
Anna Douglas
Sunday, May 21, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code AD3D17.
OPEN-Register Here

By the time we have lived 60+ years, our hearts have been broken, perhaps more than once. We may have recovered and healed, or we may still feel the effects of being hurt, disappointed, betrayed, abandoned or otherwise wounded. Part of our task as elders is to heal the wounds of the past and to come to peace with our unresolved feelings. What is past is truly past. What is ours now is our intention to heal and to make peace.

The teachings and practices of the Dharma give us many tools for healing and releasing the wounds of the past. This day will offer a sampler of practices and teachings to help you in your healing journey.

We will practice loving-kindness and compassion for ourselves, as well as equanimity for all that we cannot control. We will recognize what gives us joy and learn ways to strengthen gratitude. We will forgive ourselves and others. We will learn to begin again, over and over and over. For those who recognize the importance of healing the heart in this passage of your life, this day is for you, for your sincerity and your bravery.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

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