MAPs III: The Art of Mindful Endings
Tuesdays – 7-9 pm – January 15 – February 19, 2019
We often have learned how to begin things and how to persistently keep on going. But we may not have had the opportunity to reflect on how to bring things to a close.
Can we learn how to prepare for endings? How might mindfulness help us in the pursuit of learning healthy, compassionate, and authentic endings in life?
In this experiential and participatory class we will explore, learn, and practice the art of mindfully preparing to end things. And we will bring this topic to bear on various areas of our lives. We will consider the role of endings in communication, relationships, eating, working, engaging with digital technology, and other areas. And we will also turn our attention to the reality of death and dying itself.
How can these varying areas of life be approached with courage and awareness?
Pre-requisite: MAPs I and at least two MAPs II classes and a willingness to explore these questions.
MAPs II: Next Steps – Improve Your Meditation
Tuesdays – 7:00-9:00 pm – March 12 – April 16, 2019
In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will focus on maintaining and sustaining a daily mindfulness practice, how to bring mindfulness into our daily activities, how to develop more concentration, and how more confidence and wisdom can arise in our practice.
Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to firstname.lastname@example.org before class start date.