It is with great excitement that equilibrium will be offering a Committed Alumni Program. This program will be a one year offering for those who would like to learn more about the foundational elements of mindfulness and want to be a part of a community of practitioners. The course will consist of four, six-week classes which will take place throughout out the year. These sessions will help with the continuity of the community and the teachings in between the six week programs.
Additionally, all of the participants will have buddy groups formed with other participants in the program. You will meet with your buddies monthly throughout the year to explore the practice and teachings together. These groups can create great opportunities for learning, friendship and long-term dharma friends. You can choose to meet in person or online depending on your groups preference.
Dates and Classes:
1st Program: Building Community and the Four Noble Truths
Dates: Monday Nights 6-8pm from January 17th to February 21st (on-line)
This first program will be an opportunity for us to do explore the Four Noble Truths while we build our yearlong community.
2nd Program: The Eight Fold Path
Dates: Monday Nights 6-8pm from April 4th to May 9th (on-line)
The focus of this class is bringing mindfulness into our lives through the 8-fold path. The eight-fold path includes Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration. It will be presented in a secular format and will give suggestions about how the 8-fold path can show up in our formal practice and how we can explore it in our daily lives.
3rd Program: Action and Intentions
Dates: Monday Nights from 6-8pm August 22nd to October 3rd (on-line)
*Note there will be no class on September 19th
The focus of this class will be to examine the intentions that we have for our life, and how our actions have a direct impact on that. We will explore the conditional nature of experience and how those conditions have an impact on our actions and choices.
4th Program: Cultivating Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Balance in our Everyday Lives
Dates: Monday Nights from 6-8pm October 10th to November 14th. (on-line)
This class will explore the teachings on the kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. This program will offer teachings which will enhance and support your ability to cultivate these practices in your daily life! These practices are just as important as cultivating awareness. You can view them as a balancing factors for practice. As we begin to see things more clearly, we must be able to have kindness and compassion to maintain balance.
Closing Retreat: Saturday December 3rd and 4th
Instructor: Colleen Camenisch for all courses
Location (Hybrid): The yearlong courses will be delivered online via zoom buddy groups which will be a part of the program and choose to meet in person and will be created by region.
Cost is $90 per month for 12 months a total of $1080.00
To reserve your spot in the class: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org payment information will be e-mailed in December.