Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley (6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA, 22655) (Map It
Tuesdays, March 27-June 19
As the title of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book tells us, our happiness doesn’t come from the things that we own, or where we live, or what we have in this life -- it comes from the qualities of mind and especially of heart that we’ve cultivated.
In the teachings, we are urged to practice 10 of these qualities that are considered “priorities of supreme importance” on our path towards finding freedom from stress and suffering.
In this series, Shell will offer an overview of these ten qualities -- called the “paramis” or “perfections” -- and will offer meditations on each.
If you make things like material wealth, status, or relationships your priorities, then you're placing your happiness on things that are largely out of your control, whereas the qualities you develop in your mind as you go through life are in your control. They are things you can determine that you'll develop in any situation, regardless.
~ Thanissaro Bhikkhu
This series is a part of the regular, weekly class.
Series dates & topics
Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend IMCW classes. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear. This facility is handicap accessible.
Learn more about our ongoing classes.
This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.
Series manager: Shell Fischer
This is a drop-in class series. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (donations) at class to support the teacher and venue.