Mindfulness and Dialogue, presented by Deborah Cooper and Rev. Kent Matthies
We are delighted to co-facilitate this class in which we will read the book Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chödrön. The program will help us explore ways of responding to the challenges in our daily lives in a non-combative and open-hearted manner. We will use meditation and group discussion to deepen our understanding of our own reactivity and find ways to hold ourselves and the world around us with compassion and equanimity.
This is a 6-week class meeting on Sunday evenings from 5:30-6:45pm at the Unitarian Society of Germantown on May 6, 13 and 20; June 3, 10, and 17.
We encourage people to read the book and attend all sessions, but it is okay to drop in as well. We ask for $10 – $15 dana (donation) per session. It is also true that anybody may attend and participate with no financial obligation.
“If we want there to be peace in the world, we have to be brave enough to soften what is rigid in our hearts…we have to have that kind of courage and take that kind of responsibility. That is the true practice of peace.” ~Pema Chödrön