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    September 29, 2016

    301: Deepening Your Mindfulness Practice

    Topic: Skillful Living

    It is actually not hard to be happy, only if our minds would not get caught up in the pains of the past and fantasies for the present or for the future. We start once again on that amazing journey of self discovery, polishing, refining and rejuvenating.


    Michelangelo said:

    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
    If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
    Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.


    To discover the angel in us, we have to carve the mind and shape it, until we free the angel within.

    General practice topics include:

    • Continuing to deepen the practice of Mindfulness towards greater happiness
    • Cultivating deeper sitting and walking meditation Deeper Metta (Loving/Kindness) practices
    • Cultivating richer understanding of obstacles in the way of lasting happiness
    • Working with physical discomfort in meditation
    • Working towards spiritual development (emotional maturity)
    • Enhancing compassion and love for self and others
    • Deepening related topics offered in foundation courses

    This 6 week course is for experienced meditators and or those who have taken MAPS I & II and or MAPS I & Managing the Obstacles to Mindfulness or all three. If you have not taken a MAPs I and MAPs II but believe you still qualify for the class please email Dr. Manijeh Motaghy a brief description of your equivalent experience at Manijeh@perfectlyhere.org before class start date.

    Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – A Founder, Executive Director and Teacher at Perfectly Here. She is also the Founder and CEO of Mindful Business Institute. She is an Authorized Mindfulness teacher through UCLA MARC and holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Organization Management. For more on her bio, click on her name above.

    Location and Parking Instructions
    This class will take place in Tarzana at: 19100 Ventura Blvd #5, Los Angeles, CA 91356. Parking is free and there no time limits in the front after 6:00pm. There are also plenty of free parking in the lot behind Tarzana Cultural Center. When you arrive at the shopping center go to the second floor and go all the way to the East side of the building. Go into the hallway and we will be the last door on the right.

    Refund, Make-up and Cancellation Policy
    Class Refunds must be requested before 5pm on Friday of the first week of class. There will be a $25 administrative fee. After the first Friday we cannot give refunds. Refunds should be requested by emailing: register@perfectlyhere.org. Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.


    If you miss a class, you may make it up during a current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes. Students may Postpone a class. In this case, credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5pm on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must be made up on the class immediately following the missed class series. (For example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)

    What to Bring
    All you need is comfortable clothing. Chairs and cushions are provided.

    Class Capacity
    We allow no more than 30 students per class.

    We offer special pricing for seniors (+65) and students. For exact pricing of classes click “Click Here to Register”.

    Time and Date
    This class takes place on:

    • 301: Thursday, March 16 – April 20 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm