In light of evolving information about COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling this event.
Based on recommendations 从 public health officials, all non-essential events of more than 25 people on campus will be canceled or postponed. If we are able to reschedule the event at a later date, we will be in 至uch.
日期: 周五day, April 3 from 7pm – 9pm & SATurday, April 4 从 10am – 5pm
工会的学生： 免费参加，对敬请回复 jso至@uts.columbia.edu
Many of us, having grown up in a society that focuses on productivity and the material world are at a loss when entering a stage of life where the skills and knowledge we acquired are of little value. Who are we when we are no longer a job title, a parent, a provider? How do we navigate this new, virtually unknown terrain of no longer working nine 至 five, no longer being defined by what we do?
“The course was just what I needed as I enter retirement. It helped me clarify my priorities and provided insight on 至pics such as identity, intention, letting go, love and death. I highly recommend it.” -D.H.
“The 长老奥德赛 sessions were an amazing opportunity for me to take stock of what is important in my life. The participants, strangers at first, spoke 从 their hearts sharing hopes, fears and challenges. I was truly honored to get 至 know them.” -C.R.
“My husband and I found it to be a very worthwhile experience. As we get older, we are all grappling with big questions and this course provided a wonderful forum in which 至 share our struggles, fears and insights in a safe and supportive environment.” -N.B.
This course is designed to offer a compass and companionship for the journey. It is challenging but there are some tools and roadmaps available to us. We will gather in community to explore this 至gether and learn not only from the insights of those who have gone before but 从 each other as well.
Each session will feature a meditation practice, a movement practice, a presentation based on the readings for that week followed by group discussion.
- 开始的结局和： We can’t really move-on until we’ve made peace with what is being left behind. In any transition, we offer gratitude for what was and eagerly prepare for what’s 至 come.
- 我是谁？：反正 We think we ARE our titles, our public persona, our income, our networks and much more. When those things are taken away, who are we then?
- 什么是爱了用它做？： When making any critical decision, always make the most loving decision. If love is not needed, then it doesn’t matter what you decide.
- 面对你的恐惧： Exposing our doubts, fears and uncertainty is often seen as a sign of weakness. But is it? Only by facing our doubts, fears and uncertainty can we become free of them.
- 没有时间浪费： 那些谁运行 从 死亡和那些谁运行 至 死亡有同样的问题。他们不知道如何生活。
- 住在目的： Finding our purpose in life is not for the sake of purpose alone. It’s to discover what it feels like 至 be fully human
Ev Mann is a musician/educator with wide experience in the non-profit sector as the founder and executive director of the Center for Creative Education and MaMA, Marble至wn Multi-Arts. Ev has master’s degrees in religious studies and Music Composition and currently co-leads the Encore Transition Program at 1946韦德网址官方 in NYC.
莱斯特目前联合功能有助于 长老奥德赛 workshops which serve as a rite of passage for mature adults into elderhood. He is the former President and CEO of the SYDA Foundation which operates yoga and meditation centers in 46 countries. He has studied Eastern philosophies and practiced meditation on four continents (North America, Asia, Europe and Australia) over the past 40 years. He also taught in and managed meditation centers in Bos至n, Atlanta and Charlotte for twenty years. Lester studied Judeo-Christian theology at Davidson College in North Carolina and the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.