Awakening Through Mindfulness To A Magnificent Being!
Instructor: Dr. Manijeh Motaghy
“What you desire is deep happiness! The thread of happiness is woven within the tapestry of your being. Let us unravel this tapestry and reveal the threads of happiness” -Manijeh Motaghy
We all experience those flashing moments when we realize that our lives are quickly passing and every year feels shorter than the last. There was so much we intended to do, and perhaps we gave up on many dreams. Year after year, we get closer to the end. We find no time to stop and examine the purpose and quality of our lives. We continue in autopilot doing more and more and find ourselves regretful when the actual end arrives. Don’t let this be your case.
We practice Mindfulness to reduce stress, worry and anxiety. To be more present in our lives and loved ones. What if you were told you only had one year to live, what would you bring your Mindfulness to during this precious time? How would Mindfulness help keep ease-fullness and prevent impulsive reactions and irrational decisions? What would you be thinking about? Some may spend time to reflect on the past and how to better live the remaining time. Most people, however, may get lost in running around trying to increase the time on the physical aspect of life and live in fear, worry and resistance.
With Mindful attention we can develop the capacity to access and live through our Magnificent Self. This can be cultivated whether you’ve been told you only have a year or not.
In this course students are guided to explore their lives, their status quo, relationship to life and end of life, dreams, desires, bucket list, legacy, footprint, etc. and gain access to their Magnificent Being. Participants will cultivate an amazing, clearer life vision and mission to embody for the rest of their lives.
The imagined sense of urgency of the one year to live will allow us to explore our lives on many levels including emotional, relational and spiritual. The process will be a gentle exploration that is also fiercely determined by the power of one’s intention. You will be guided in a safe environment filled with love, compassion and encouragement.
The proposed outline here is broad – the actual experience will incorporate detailed and intimate exercises – The process is meant to be organic, responding to what is most essentially present and needs attention. As a result, the program components outlined here may change.
- Gallup’s Strengths Finder 2.0.- Manijeh will be training participants on their top 5 talents discovered through Gallup’s Strengths Finder 2.0. This training alone is valued at several hundred dollars. (Included in the package.)
- Life Review- Bucket list, Obstacles in the way, Aspirations, Level of happiness, vision etc.
- Exploring What Legacy One Will Leave Behind- Taking charge of that legacy
- Deepening the Understanding of Our Being- Increasing Personal Accountability Towards our Magnificent Being
Exercises: (included, but not limited to)
- Mindfulness Meditation, Contemplation
- Reading, Reflection Journals
- Life’s Mission & Vision
- Field Trips
- Guest Speakers
- Dyads & Group Experiences
- Home Assignments
Strengths Finder 2.0 Book to take the test. Please purchase one as soon as you can and use the code in the back to take your talent test. Do not buy a used book as it’s code may already have been used.
Every session is like a mini-retreat to grow as well as to set the tone for the month.
Date & Time:
Section A: January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Section B: July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
4-hours per session – 24 hours total
This group will meet once a month, on Sunday, for 4 hours. You will be matched with a Journey Buddy (your own J.B.). You may arrange to connect with your J.B. during the month to share, give and receive feedback and support.
Tentative dates coming soon. Dates and times may change to suit the class as a whole.
This fee covers 24 hours of instructor time and has been reduced by the generosity of a donor to enable all levels of financial ability to participate. In the spirit of generosity and inclusiveness, we have designed a sliding scale to help others with more serious financial difficulty be able to participate as well.
No one is turned away for lack of funds. If you are in need of financial aid, please write a letter of hardship for us to consider partial scholarship and work exchange opportunities. Payment arrangements may be made as well.
However, if you are able and would like to support this group please feel free to contribute more and be sure to check our Legacy Society Champion Donor Circles. Please inform us which Legacy Society Circle you would like to join so that we may welcome and honor you appropriately. Perfectly Here is a Non-profit 501C3 organization and all contributions are fully tax deductible.
Please pick the highest amount you can between $800 – $1,200
About the Instructor
Dr. Manijeh Motaghy finished her Doctorate in Psychology of Management Consulting while going through a chaotic and emotional divorce. She overcame many challenges throughout her life, co-founded Mindful Valley, founded Perfectly Here and Mindful Business Institute. Manijeh became certified and authorized to teach Mindfulness courses designed by UCLA Semel Institute, Mindful Awareness Research Center. She designed the Mindful Employee (ME) program to train and coach corporations in Mindfulness-Based practices and is the Executive Director and full-time Mindfulness teacher at Perfectly Here Mindfulness Center in Tarzana, CA.
In June of 2017, she experienced the most devastating event of her life, losing her beloved son who was only 26 years old to opioid addiction. This event tore her apart in so many ways. She experienced such sorrow that within the first month of his passing she fainted every day. Her brain would shut down of the immensity of the pain. When most mothers may be ruined for life, reaching into her own Magnificent Self, Manijeh gradually yet, relatively quickly recovered and continued living life fully with grace and equanimity. She is offering classes to those who grieve so that they may learn how to live again peacefully and joyfully.
Ever since childhood, Manijeh sought after inner peace and joy. She found such peace in communing with rocks and ants, fallen leaves and streams. Growing up her grandmother was her inspiration in so many ways especially in the matters of the heart, forgiveness, generosity, compassion, Loving Kindness and gratitude.
When she finally came to the practice of Mindfulness, though it felt like home, Manijeh found herself having a hard time to meditate and stay with the breath. It was the practices of loving-kindness that helped her excel in meditation and Mindfulness.
Manijeh has attended numerous 10-day silent retreats and has accumulated thousands of hours of practice in Mindfulness and meditation with an emphasis on loving kindness. Her Mindfulness teachers have included Diana Winston, Ajahn Yatiko and Ajahn Amaro, all of whom are highly accomplished teachers. Currently, she practices her spiritual path with Ajahn Pasanno, the Abbot of Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley. In addition to the yearly 10 day silent retreats, Manijeh takes 1-2 weeks a few times a year to visit the Abhayagiri immersing herself with wisdom practices, constantly inquiring into teachings that lead to clarity and abandoning the causes of both suffering and happiness.
Manijeh has written over a hundred poems, a way to express her sorrows and joys, her vision and insights. Manijeh’s book, Her Poetic Truth- A Mindfulness Teacher’s Insights is coming soon. She is fierce in challenging her students to see things as they are and to raise the bar on their happiness. She is greatly appreciated and loved by her students and private clients for her non-judgment, heart of kindness and gentle approach.
May your effort, intention and participation in this course cause
the ripple effect of joy and contentment for all beings.