• Deepening Practice: Equanimity in Times of Turmoil

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    September 17, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Deepening Practice-
    301: Equanimity For Hard Times!

    Life has many waves. How do we survive those hard waves of change that cause discomfort and pain, uncertainty and loss? One minute we are fine, happy, satisfied and hopeful, going about our life and an hour later something happens that threatens our joy, our safety and security.  How can we remain calm, steady, connected, open and responsive rather than reactive?

    In this course students will learn how to relate to the messes of life with kindness and calmness. We will explore faulty perceptions that give life to the negativity and keep them alive. How to recognize them and let them go.

    Overview
    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

    Specific Topic
    Each series will focus on specific topics woven throughout the course. This specific course will focus on how to have equanimity in times of turmoil. Here you will learn how to have a strong practice and understanding even in the most difficult of times.

    Pre-requisite
    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.

    Teacher
    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.

    Pricing
    We offer special pricing for seniors (+65) and students.


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