The holiday season is upon us, offering the possibilities of love, celebration, togetherness, hope, and giving. This season can also generate exceptional stressors: pressure to do it all, loneliness, sadness, grief, and too much of many things including food, drink, sweets, family, among others.
Meditation can enable a rich experience of this season; more connection, vibrancy, and satisfaction in small moments and traditional perspectives. Our practice also helps us prepare for and process challenges, as they arise -- inevitably they will.
This program offers a weekly topic and practices to help enhance your holidays and manage stress.
You can enroll in and attend individual sessions. However, we encourage you to explore the entire program. You will receive an email with more information from either Bonnie or Stephen a few days before each class for which you have registered. Below is the schedule:
When: Tuesday Evenings from 6:00 - 7:15 PM MST (Arizona) Nov. 16 - Dec. 28th
Below is the schedule:
November 16 - Stephen Villaescusa
Nurturing Your Heart During the Holidays – Intention, Opportunities, Stressors, Creating A Plan
November 23 - Stephen Villaescusa
The Healing Magic of Gratitude and Thankfulness
November 30 - Stephen Villaescusa
Peace on Earth Begins with Peace Within – Compassion Practices from Many Traditions
December 7 - Bonnie Colby
Welcoming the Play of Light & Dark
December 14 - Bonnie Colby
Meditation: Journey of Discovery
December 21 - Stephen Villaescusa
Discovering and Radiating the True Spirit of the Season
December 28 - Stephen Villaescusa
A New Year – A New You, Change Yourself – Change the World!
Bonnie Colby is a meditation teacher and university professor. She teaches meditation classes for Tucson Community Meditation Center, Institute of Applied Meditation, the University of Arizona, and professional conferences. Her specialty as a professor, meditation teacher and human being is teaching skills to nudge our nervous systems into balance — for improved collective and individual well-being and happiness; getting along better with one another.
Stephen Villaescusa is a meditation teacher and retired executive. He has taught meditation classes for the Tucson Community Meditation Center, 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 satisfaction and happiness.