Drop-in Class, Guest Teacher

Ruth King Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Ruth King

9/17/2018 7:30 PM 8:45 PM  at  Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, (4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA, 20817) (Map It)

Guest teacher, Ruth King, will talk about her new book, Mindful of Race.

Topic: Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out - A Talk & Book Signing 

Description: The world’s heart is on fire, and race is at its core. The bitter racial seeds from past beliefs and actions are blooming all around us, reflecting not only a division of the races that is rooted in ignorance and hate, but also, and more sorely, a division of the heart. Racism is a heart disease. How we think and respond is at the core of racial suffering and racial healing. If we cannot think clearly and respond wisely, we will continue to damage the world’s heart.

In this talk, my hope is to ignite your imagination and help you discover your voice in the song of racial healing, and how we could live in this world if every one of us aimed our energy toward awakening, non-harming, generosity, and kinship—a world with race but without racism. It all begins with an examination of our habits of harm. Please join us! 

Jonathan Foust anchors this weekly drop-in class and you’ll enjoy great guest teachers when he is away.

We offer a number of options for your evening with us:

6:30-7:20 p.m.  Optional Mindful Movement Class. Feel free to arrive early and enjoy these classes led by skillful leaders.  We do not provide yoga mats so please bring one and any other material you might need for this session. No prior experience required.

7-8 p.m.  Hour-Long Self-Guided Meditation. Join a group downstairs in the chapel for an extended period of seated and walking meditation and then join the main class for the talk.

7:30-8 p.m.  Guided Meditation

8-8:45 p.m.  Dharma Talk

8:45-9:15 p.m.  Tea and cookies are often provided after class for those who would like to spend a little with like-minded community.

8:50-9:30 p.m.  Mindful Dialog session is available for those would like to connect after for discussion about the talk and mindfulness practice in general.

No registration is necessary. Both the mindful movement and meditation class are offered freely and are open to drop-ins. Donations are welcome to support both the teacher and the venue, and there will be an opportunity to offer dana (a donation) at the door. A donation of $10 is suggested.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend IMCW classes. Chairs are always provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

In case of inclement weather you can check the UUCA website for cancellations. If Arlington Public Schools are closed, class will be cancelled.

Teacher and Topics

April

2          Jonathan Foust                Concsious Eating and Right Diet

9          Jonathan Foust                Avoiding Regret:  The Art of Mindful Decision-Making

16         Jonathan Foust                Being the Witness and the Near-Enemy of Indifference

23         Jonathan Foust                Awakened Action:  In Service to Others

30         Shell Fischer                   Setting Healthy Boundaries

May

7          Jonathan Foust                Finding Peace in the Smallest Moments

14         Jonathan Foust                Healing Trauma (and We’re All Traumatized)

21         Jonathan Foust                Working with Difficult Energies

28         Memorial Day                 No Class:  Memorial Day

June

4          Jonathan Foust                The Role of Devotion

11         Jonathan Foust                We are Wounded Healers

18         Lama Tsultrim Allione       TBA                

25         Jonathan Foust                 Letting Go of Being Cool        

July

2          Hugh Byrne                      TBA

9          Jonathan Foust                What Does it Mean to Really Forgive?

16         Jonathan Foust                The Art of Being Mindfully Angry

23         Jonathan Foust                The Art of Non-Fixing

30         Mary Vandervanter           TBA

August

6          Jonathan Foust                Company is Stronger Than Will-Power

13         Jonathan Foust                The Near-Enemies

20         Jonathan Foust                Do You Create Your Future? 

27         Guest Teacher                 TBA

September

3          Labor Day                      No Class: Labor Day

10         Amy Smith                     TBA

17        Ruth King                       Mindful of Race

24         Hugh Byrne                    TBA      

October

1          Jonathan Foust               

8          Columbus Day                No Class: Columbus Day

15         Jonathan Foust                Self and No Self

22         Jonathan Foust                How to Work with Inner Conflict

29         Jonathan Foust                The Second Arrow is Optional

November

5          Jonathan Foust                How to Cultivate Faith and Confidence

12         Veteran’s Day                  No Class: Veteran’s Day

19         Jonathan Foust                Making It Happen and Letting It Go

26         Jonathan Foust                The Transformative Power of Gratitude and Appreciation

December

3          Jonathan Foust                How to Be with an Aging Body and Aging Mind

10         Jonathan Foust                The Obstacles are the Path

17         Jonathan Foust                The Highest Prayer of All

24         Christmas                       No Class:  Christmas

31         New Years                      No Class: New Years

Parking Considerations

Parking can be an issue with many groups using the church on Monday nights. You can assume that if a parking space is not clearly marked, it’s a fire lane and not safe.

Please know that parking is available on side streets around the church and you won’t be ticketed.

Metro

Metro bus route 22-A via George Mason, Mon - Fri. OR 4-A via Arlington Blvd, Mon - Fri. AND Bus 4-B Sat & Sun. The nearest Metro stop is Ballston on the orange line; a 15-20 minute walk.

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