Aging is too often a time of loss, coping and struggle. Our powers weaken and we can find ourselves occupied with health issues, and unsure of our role in the world. But it can be entirely different. We can arrive in old age skipping not crawling: full of the spice of life.
We can enjoy this time as a time to live lightly, free from ambitions and expectations. We can allow ourselves to feel contented with our life experience and the wisdom that we have accumulated, and to share these gifts generously with others. This shift needs an attitude of letting go of habits of the mind so as to make room for qualities such as cheerfulness, compassion and kindness.
In this weekend we will work together on developing those qualities of mind and heart that can create and also sustain a joyful ageing. We will hear Buddhist teachings for this time of life and investigate the experience of aging in guided discussion groups. We will contemplate what we learn in silent sitting and walking. We will listen to the mind-body, practice meditation and learn tools of mindfulness. Mostly, the course will take place in silence.
More information at: firstname.lastname@example.org