Developing Equanimity

 

Cultivate the ability to be present, centered and resourceful in the face of all that life presents.

Equanimity is about greeting each moment fully, no matter what, with an open and responsive heart. It’s a skill like mindfulness and compassion, that can be trained and cultivated. A favorite teacher of mine, Sharon Salzberg, calls it the “secret ingredient” in a mindfulness practice.  She says, “equanimity is attainable with attention and intention. It is an active state of being in the present… not apathetic, but aware of what is going on right now.” Most people agree; we are living through challenging times which makes this the perfect environment to develop an incredibly strong equanimity practice. 

Through mindfulness and equanimity meditations we can incline ourselves toward being balanced, steady and dignified, just like a mountain that is unfettered by storms and weather patterns. These qualities provide us with the stability to make wise, conscious choices instead of reacting reflexively.

In this 6-week course we will explore what equanimity is and isn’t, the effects of equanimity and how to develop it in our lives more deeply.   

This 6-week course will be offered only once in 2019.

Space is limited to 25 participants.

Start date for the course is July 12th, 2019 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

This course costs $350 and consists of six classes which meet weekly. Dates are listed below.

In this 6-week course participants can expect:

  • General teaching and discussion of the equanimity and mindfulness,

  • Guided instruction in, and practice and discussion of several equanimity & mindfulness meditations

  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing presence, balance and resilience in everyday life,

  • Weekly emailed assignments

  • Downloadable mindfulness meditation MP3s

Meeting dates:

  • Class #1 - July 12th 1-3 p.m.

  • Class #2 - July 19th 1-3 p.m.

  • Class #3 - July 26th 1-3 p.m.

  • Class #4 - August 2nd 1-3 p.m.

  • Class #5 - August 9th 1-3 p.m.

  • Class #6 - August 16th 1-3 p.m.

Micki Fine, M.Ed., L.P.C., founder of Mindful Living and pioneer of mindfulness in Houston, Texas, will conduct this highly participatory and practical class. The classes will be held at Mindful Living located at 3701 Kirby Dr., Suite 890 Houston, TX 77098.

 
In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height
In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.
— Rabindranath Tagore