Developing Equanimity


A 4-week course

This 4 week class will explore equanimity and mindfulness and teach skills to cultivate the ability to be present, centered, and resourceful in the face of all that life presents.

Equanimity, one of the four heart qualities that are naturally cultivated through mindfulness practice, is the ability to be calm, composed, and steady in the face of all that arises in life. Through mindfulness and equanimity meditations we 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 4-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. The class will expand on the workshop offered through the Jung Center. The Jung Center workshop is not a prerequisite.

Cost for this 6 week/1.5 hour class is $250.  The classes will meet on Friday afternoons from 1 - 2:30 p.m. beginning on March 1st thru April 5th. dates for the course are as follows; March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and April 5th.

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 awareness in everyday life,

  • Weekly emailed assignments

  • Downloadable mindfulness meditation MP3s

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.

When we struggle against our energy we reject the source of wisdom. Anger without the fixation is none other than clear-seeing wisdom. Pride without fixation is experienced as equanimity. The energy of passion when it’s free of grasping is wisdom that sees all the angles.
— Pema Chodron