Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths

buddha with bamboo

2460.301 Thursdays February 5th and February 12th, 2015, 4-5:30 PM
2460.302 Tuesdays March 3 and 10, 2015, 5:30-7:00 PM

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Learn an approach to life, promising freedom from suffering. Attend this course, and gain an understanding of the foundational teachings of the Buddha. Explore how you might apply the principles of this philosophy to benefit your own life.

Location: Life Long Learning College, The Villages, FL
To Register: (352) 753-3035

Buddhism’s Eightfold Path: Guidelines for Lasting Happiness


2462.301 Thursdays February 19 – March 5, 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

The Buddha discovered a way to live in the world free from suffering. He shared this radical discovery, providing a pathway leading to total liberation. The pathway, called The Eightfold Path, provides skillful means to diminish suffering and promote lasting happiness, for ourselves and others. In this class we will explore the components of the path and their relationship to one another. Attend this course and learn a pathway to lasting happiness. (This is a companion to The Four Noble Truth’s class but may be taken independently.)

Location: Life Long Learning College, The Villages, FL
To Register:
(352) 753-3035

Mindfulness Meditation

Meditating woman
2461.301 Thursdays February 5 – March 5th, 2015, 6:00-7:00 PM
Learn to calm and concentrate your mind, quickly and immediately. Sound too good to be true? Attend this class and become skilled in slowing down the rapid fire mechanism of your brain producing compulsive and unproductive thought. Research demonstrates that regular meditation produces positive health affects including decreasing high blood pressure, addressing hypertension, and disorders of the nervous system.
Peace of mind is a gem cultivated through meditation.

Location: Life Long Learning College, The Villages, FL
To Register: (352) 753-3035

Spiritual Cartography: Mapping Your Spiritual Journey

Path Stone

Caught up in the busy-ness of life? How often do we stop and take stock? Hindsight is 20/20 and in this workshop, your will have an opportunity to reflect upon your spiritual journey, and gain perspective. With reflection comes clarity.
We will explore breakdowns and breakthroughs, conflicts, resolutions, revelations, turning points, and peak experiences.
You will learn a creative method for contemplating your spiritual journey, and leave with a map in hand.
Saturday August 1st, 2015 9-Noon
Shakti in the Mountains
Johnson City, Tennesee
contact [email protected] to register