The public is invited to a talk entitled ‘”Aging with Compassion and Gratitude” at Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center Saturday, October 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. This talk is about how Buddhist practices can be used to transform our typical mindset towards the aging process and how we can create gentleness and loving kindness as our bodies and minds age. In our youth-centered culture, aging is often considered a failure or a problem rather than a part of the natural world. Our attitudes towards our own aging often tend to be harsh and judgmental.
Healthcare practitioner and ADMC member Becky Campbell will offer meditations and readings as well as personal insights and observations from her spiritual and therapeutic practices. The shared experience of aging and all that it entails carries with it limitless opportunities to more clearly connect with ourselves and each other and can be a basis for awakening.
All are welcome. This event is free, although donations (dana) are always appreciated. No meditation experience is required. Chairs, as well as, cushions will be available.
Becky Campbell is an occupational therapy practitioner (working with the elderly population) and ADMC board member at large. She has been a student of Buddhism since 2012 when she discovered the beloved Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron. She is also a massage therapist and Reiki Master.
The Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center opened in June 2011 and welcomes all to join them for weekly meditation sessions and Buddhist studies. ADMC is located at 108 West 10th Avenue, Suite 3, Johnson City, TN. You can learn more at www.dharma4et.org.