We offer a variety of single session classes and multi-session courses throughout the Program Year. Our goal is to have a variety of classes and courses to appeal to a wide variety of interests. These offerings are a great way to learn more about yourself, learn more about an interesting topic, and to build community with others. To register for any of these classes or courses, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindful Living Support Group
Sundays, June 4 to July 16 (excluding 7/2) from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Start time on 6/4 (congregational meeting) and 6/11 (picnic) to be determined.
Facilitated by Elizabeth Freese and Talley Summerlin
This group is for people who want to: (a) have support and accountability for maintaining a daily mindfulness meditation practice and (b) link that practice to living out UU principles — discerning, prioritizing, and disciplining actions. It would be a complement to any actual meditation practice group and not a replacement. Please contact Elizabeth with questions by emailing email@example.com.
Sunday, June 4, from 7-9 pm
Facilitated by Beatriz Marquez and Rev. Allen Wells
The recent election opened pains of division that many of us feel very deeply and very personally. We invite you to explore ways you can bridge the gap between yourself and partners and friends who hold opposing values and views. We believe that when we can understand another’s experience and are able to bear witness to our own instead of trying to win an argument or correct another’s belief, we build a bridge to connection. This is our second session but newcomers are welcome. Please register with Allen Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Well and Doing Good in a Difficult Time:
Learnings from a UU Buddhist Perspective
Mondays, 6/5, 12, 19, 26; 7/3, 10, 17, 24 at 7:30 pm
Led by Rev. Allen Wells
We’ll use Jack Kornfield’s book The Wise Heart as a guide to investigate: who we really are (the nature of consciousness and the illusion of a separate self), how mindfulness of the body and feeling can heal us, how we can transform stressful desire into satisfaction, and how we can understand the personal and political roots of suffering in a way that enables us to have a new vision for ourselves and for our world. We will explore all of these questions from a UU Buddhist perspective but we will relate them to teachings from the world’s religions, to humanism, and to poetry. Registrants are asked to prepare for each class by advance reading of Kornfield’s book and sometimes other sources. We’ll have a meditation as part of each class and there will be ample opportunity for personal sharing. Advance registration is required by May 21 by emailing email@example.com.
Six Acre Seva Group
Twice monthly: first Wednesday and third Tuesdays thru October. June dates: 6/7 and 6/20
Facilitated by Steve Parker.
Do you have a green thumb? Love nature? Looking for a wonderful way to be outside and bond with other members? Then come join the Fellowship garden crew as we devote loving service to our wonderful (and slightly neglected!) grounds and gardens … all six acres of them! Stylish attire might include: your favorite work clothes, gloves, bug spray, and a sun hat! For questions, please contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No sessions May-August. Resumes in September.
Facilitated by Stefano Crema
Meditation will be explored not only as a relaxation tool but as a technique to check and get rid of negative emotions before they have a chance to overwhelm our awareness and dictate our behavior. .
Thinking of offering an Adult Learning Program this summer? Please send your course proposal to Susan Oxman at email@example.com.