|Caring for others - Caring for ourselves|
8-week online course for family caregivers and anyone who cares for a loved one
Offered 3 times in 2014:
Basic Fee: $165 | Sponsor Rate: $190 | Discount Rate (for returning participants, students and seniors): $140.25 | Fees are shown in US dollars. See currency conversions.
Accompanying an aging parent, ill partner, child or friend can offer profound opportunities for personal growth and transformation, as well as challenges. This on-line course shows you, step-by-step, how to use contemplative resources, such as mindfulness, meditation, and compassion reflections to inform and nurture your own self-care and the support you give. Join this course whether you are caring now, or anticipate caring for a loved one in the near future. Receive support from a community of like-minded people and learn effective contemplative methods to:
The course draws from Sogyal Rinpoche’s groundbreaking book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. It is suitable for people of all faith traditions and people who do not identify with a particular spiritual tradition. No previous experience in meditation is required.
Each week features an inspirational lecture, instructor facilitated discussions, and guided meditations to support and deepen personal practice at home. The study of course materials will involve about one hour per week. To take full advantage of the contemplative self-care practices that are being presented, participants are encouraged to set aside 15-20 minutes per day for their own personal meditation.
How does it work?
Materials are made available every week so that you can enjoy and engage in them at a time that is convenient for you. Each week features an inspirational lecture, instructor-facilitated discussions, and guided meditations to support and deepen personal practice at home. You do not have to be online at any specific time; rather, you can watch, listen, reflect, and post and discuss insights with instructors and fellow travelers at any time.
The study of course materials will involve about 1-1.5 hours per week. To take full advantage of the contemplative self-care practices that are being presented, participants are encouraged to set aside 15-20 minutes per day for their own personal meditation.
Week 1 - Being on the Journey
Week 2 - Let's Take a Break
Week 3 - How to Make Ordinary Tasks Meaningful
Week 4 - Beyond Suffering
Week 5 - Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves
Week 6 - "I don't know what to say!"
Week 7 - Finding Forgiveness
Week 8 - Caregiving as Spiritual Practice