We will explore questions of our human existence, frequently addressed by the world's religions, through the eyes of mindfulness. We’ll discuss religion briefly, but the focus will be on the personal experience which we call “spirituality”—the feelings we occasionally have when we intuit that there's more to us than a body which passes away and a mind which is seldom quiet. It's this “something more” that we will explore. Mindfulness explores the cause and release of suffering, and both mindfulness and spirituality seek the deeper understanding of who and what we are, and what our possibilities might be for the experience of a full, rich, and happy life.
Students will need to have the following in order to participate in this class: