September 17, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Welcome To Beyond Mindfulness Series: 2020
Mindfulness of Life’s Realities For Happiness
Happiness is what all beings seek. Isn’t it? According to our constitution, it is our birth-right to PURSUE HAPPINESS. That’s right! However, by the way our lives are set up, it seems we are constantly pursuing happiness and it’s one step or for most ten steps ahead. We get lost in our lives and suddenly realize aging, sickness and death. Before we hit such states we can take the opportunity to explore some of the teachings of wise teachers who have accomplished happiness and know the secrets of this life we live. Compassionately, they tell us what is really going on and how we can gain steadiness and happiness at any time, in any place and under any circumstance. As our founder and teacher says, “The more I progress in my own spiritual practice, the more I understand that Mindfulness, itself, is not wisdom, kindness, peace nor even happiness. Mindfulness is a suitable space within the mind to develop the states of wisdom, kindness, peace and happiness.” Therefore, whatever content we teach is Mindfulness-based in order to create that space for the student first and then help develop those desirable qualities.
Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – Founder, Executive & Program Director and Teacher at Perfectly Here. She is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Business Institute. She is an Affiliate Mindfulness Teacher for UCLA MARC, a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Organization Management Consulting. Manijeh has led over 80 day-long retreats, taught and trained hundreds of students and has 14 years of study and practice of the teachings of the Buddha most of which were with teachers such as Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Yatiko and Ajahn Pasanno. She attends and trains in 10-day silent retreats routinely.
9320 Hartman Way, West Hills CA 91304 – Parking: You may park in the driveway, Mindfully so that there is room for 3 other cars to park, the side RV access & front of the property.
What to Bring
All you need is comfortable clothing, notebook and pen. Chairs and cushions are provided.