“An Affinity for Beauty”… a guided meditation…. Nurturing Thursday

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Dharma College Affinity for Beauty oval

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For the past year, I’ve been taking some wonderful classes at a school called Dharma College, in Berkeley, Ca.   All of the classes encourage inquiry, curiosity, acute observation  and the development of a deep appreciation of life…taking teachings and wisdom from Buddhism and presenting those ideas in a very supportive, “non-sectarian,” and  encouraging environment….some real “gems.”

One special class… “An Affinity for Beauty”

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Dharma College Affinity for Beauty class~

The past few weeks, I’ve been participating in this very special class, “An Affinity for Beauty.”

The first suggested meditation from that class was so soothing and  inspiring that I thought I’d share it here with others,  on Pocket Perspectives.  (with the permission of the instructor, Pema Gellek)

…please enjoy….

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Dharma College Affinity for Beauty meditation

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Simply looking at the descriptions of the classes opens my mind to expanded ways of looking at my own life, offering some very positive shifts. The most recent choice of classes… offering some very creative perspectives….

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Dharma College interim classes

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The descriptions of the regularly offered classes also offers a glimpse into more helpful ways of becoming increasingly aware of, and looking at, our own thinking and reactions in life…helping to develop a greater awareness of and understanding about how our minds might tend to  work or “operate”….and through that understanding,  to be able to let go of possibly unhelpful  habitual patterns, in order to live with a greater sense of steadiness, kindness and appreciation…including living with  the more frequent and deeper appreciation of beauty in both the outer world and in our inner nature.

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For anyone who might live in the Berkley area, I recommend taking a look at the Dharma College website or checking out their Class Schedules and  “Open Houses,” where mini-classes are offered.   I’ve learned so much in through all of these classes, and am deeply appreciative.

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Dharma College class descriptions

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An so…
for this Nurturing Thursday, hosted at  Becca Given’s blog…
(please visit Becca’s blog to view her Nurturing Thursday post
and for links to other Nurturing Thursday contributors)
…nurturing our appreciation of beauty…
~ nurturing our precious and deep affinity for beauty ~

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Dharma College Affinity for Beauty oval

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23 Responses to “An Affinity for Beauty”… a guided meditation…. Nurturing Thursday

  1. suzicate says:

    What a fantastic opportunity for you. I look forward to hearing more!

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  2. T. D. Davis says:

    Very interesting. Keep us posted.

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  3. becca givens says:

    How WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for sharing this information and the meditation. Will you continue with the upcoming classes? Happy Thursday!!

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  5. what a lovely way to nurture your precious self. Gifting yourself these classes, taking time to be still, a winter of hibernation and quietness to be met with spring’s rebirth. Just lovely.

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  6. Robin says:

    Lovely meditation. How wonderful to have access to classes like that! 🙂

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  7. lauriesnotes says:

    Oh we need a place like that here ♡
    I could almost make it to Berkeley..maybe when my daughter is a bit older 🙂

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  8. sufilight says:

    This is wonderful! I am starting to take mindfulness courses, and hope to one day be able to take a program such at the one offered by the Dharma College.

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  9. What a wonderful opportunity and class. I can definitely see that it would be life affirming. Thank you for sharing with us. 🙂

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  10. hugmamma says:

    Makes one stop…and smell the roses. hugs for that…

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