The journey of aging requires a letting go of outworn roles and self-images, sometimes with difficulty. But as we let go we discover new beginnings as well as a deepening insight into the meaning of the Buddha's teaching on impermanence and no-self. Who am I now? What matters now? What is my focus now? These are the timely questions we will explore through the awareness practices of mindfulness, inquiry, and group discussion. Join with others who share the perspective of being over 55.
Bring a friend for FREE when you register.
Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
Course Objectives for health care professionals -
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize and describe the six objects of mindfulness meditation.
- Describe the Buddhist view of life as process and inevitable change.
- Explain the difference between the outer and inner purpose and how aging encourages the latter focus.
- Recognize the process of "selfing" in yourself and in your clients.
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Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review information about What to Bring to a Daylong. This link has useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Limited Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as scholarships, may be available for this program. If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 5 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $30. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.