Back by popular demand. The holiday season will soon be upon us. It offers the possibility of celebration, togetherness, giving, love, and hope. The season may also generate exceptional stressors: pressure to do it all, sadness, loneliness, grief. AND potentially too much of many things including food, drink, sweets, events, family, expenses, among others.
Meditative Practice can help us improve our holiday experiences. It can enable an enrichment and enjoyment of the “Best of the Season”. We can find connection, vibrancy, and satisfaction in small moments and traditional activities.
Our practice can also help us to prepare for, and process emotional and physical challenges, as they arise. Inevitably they will.
When: This class will be held online on Zoom. Tuesday Evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 PM MST (Arizona) - December 12, 19, 26 and January 2. It is an all- levels class, from beginner to experienced meditator.
This online program will include a unique, weekly topic, practice, and reflection, to help you enhance your holidays and skillfully address your stressors. At the beginning of each week, we will post a theme, a few questions, describe suggested practices, and ask you to do a personal reflection. You can enroll in and attend individual sessions. However, we encourage you to explore the entire program. Below is the schedule:
Nurturing Your Heart During the Holidays – Intention, Opportunities, Stressors, Creating A Plan
Peace on Earth Begins with Peace Within – Compassion Practices from Many Traditions
Discovering and Radiating the True Spirit of the Season
A New Year – A New You, Change Yourself – Change the World!
Registration: This class is offered by donation to support TCMC. The suggested donation is $5-10 per class or $20-40 for all four classes. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Please register HERE to receive the Zoom link for the class.
Stephen Villaescusa is a level 2 certified meditation teacher. He has taught meditation classes for TCMC, VSI, Unified Mindfulness, and St. Thomas the Apostle Church. He is intrigued with helping people bring mindfulness into daily life activities and spiritual practices, to enhance their happiness and wellbeing.