You can see the calmness in people as they progress through the course. It’s the best way to live your life! I’ve been teaching Meditation and Mindfulness for about 20-25 years. We’ve been living in Torquay for 16 years. My husband was initially interested in this and now I live my life by it.
We work on calming our minds, diminishing the constant chatter so as to limit the number of desires and debilitating emotions. We look at what we identify with as a human being and its relationship to consciousness and the world around us.
We discuss information, then put what we’ve learnt together into daily practise. Then we revisit it the following week to reflect on our achievements. I’ve had people say, in as little as 6 months, how they get on better with their family, friends and the challenging events that come up in life.
I will be starting two new classes in Meditation and Mindfulness, in the day this year for retired people at U3A (University of the 3rd Age). From 1st of February in Grovedale and the 16th of February in Torquay. I find it’s a wonderful way to enrich my life while giving back to the community.
U3A is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers. Just $60 per year will cover anyone to attend as many classes weekly as they like. Classes range from Computer Literacy to water colour painting, talks, calligraphy, poetry etc. They run all day over the school year timetable.
There are many lonely elderly people who don’t know about U3A. I have formed many friendships there and miss the classes myself when there are holidays.
If interested call Jean Bohulslav 0352 647484.