at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, (4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA, 20817)
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
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
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
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
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
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
3 Labor Day No Class: Labor Day
10 Amy Smith TBA
17 Ruth King Mindful of Race
24 Hugh Byrne TBA
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
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
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 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 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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