We are living in a time when wise elders are of critical importance. While the aging process involves losses and challenges, these can become a pathway to profound spiritual realization. Buddhist teachings offer us practical and liberating guidelines that enable us to free ourselves from the negative attitudes of modern western culture and to reframe the changes inherent in growing older as a curriculum leading to true spiritual maturity. In this course, we’ll combine short didactic presentations, dharma talks, innovative experiential exercises, partner & small group discussions, and the stillness of insight meditation. By creating a supportive group environment that encourages genuine discovery and exploration, we’ll come to know ourselves in new ways that invite us to live fully, love well, and die joyfully.
To deepen our understanding of the way Buddhist teachings enable us to age consciously and joyfully; create a supportive community of like-minded individuals who aspire to shift the paradigm for aging in modern society; and celebrate the mystery of our common humanity as it unfolds in the last third of our lives.
Noble Silence and Mindful Speech:
Noble silence will be observed following the evening session through breakfast the following morning.
Suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners.