Cultivating True Love: Mindfulness and Relationships

Kaira Jewel Lingo Takoma Park Presbyterian Church

Kaira Jewel Lingo

9/19/2018 4:00 PM 6:00 PM  at  Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, (310 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park, MD, 20912) (Map It)

Wednesdays, September 19-October 24, plus Sundays, September 30 and October 28, 4-6 p.m. 

Classes will be held at 2 locations in Takoma Park: Seekers Church and Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. The first class will be at TPPC.

In this 8-session class we explore how we can cultivate true love and bring mindfulness into all of our relationships, whether our relationships with ourselves, a partner, within our family, with friends, in our workplace or community. In order to build a mindful, healthy culture, we must create strong, loving and lasting relationships in our family and community.

We will study each of the 4 elements of True Love for 2 weeks: loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity or inclusiveness. In the first week, we focus on how to practice this element towards ourselves and in the second week, how we can practice it with others. Each class will include a guided meditation, a teaching, interactive activities, and time for discussion and sharing. 

Participation is limited to 18 people maximum as the class aims to build community and emphasizes deepening connection between all participants. So in each class there will be time for each person who wishes to either present on some aspect of their own journey in relationships or take part in the Hot Seat game, which involves answering questions from other participants (posed with kindness, curiosity and respect) so we can get to know each person better.

The course will include a focus on mindful communication (deep listening and loving speech), as well as journaling, creative practices of arts and crafts, writing love letters, practices for reconciling conflict, as well as mindful movement and walking meditation.

Session

Date

Time

Location

Session 1

Wednesday, Sept 19

7-9pm

Takoma Park Presbyterian Church

Session 2

Wednesday, Sept 26

7-9pm

Takoma Park Presbyterian Church

Session 3

Sunday, Sept 30

4-6pm

Seekers Church

Session 4

Wednesday, Oct 3

7-9pm

Seekers Church

Session 5

Wednesday, Oct 10

7-9pm

Seekers Church

Session 6

Wednesday, Oct 17

7-9pm

Seekers Church

Session 7

Wednesday, Oct 24

7-9pm

Seekers Church

Session 8

Sunday, Oct 28

4-6pm

Seekers Church

Learn more about our ongoing classes.

This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.

The base price covers direct expenses for this event, including support for the teacher. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please click the "Contact Us" button below before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy: $35 of the registration fee is non-refundable. If you contact the retreat manager by clicking the "Contact Us" button below three weeks before the event, the balance of your registration will be refunded. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings (email button, below).

Fees:

Class series, base:$240.00
Class series, mid-level:$280.00
Class series, sponsor:$320.00

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