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Older & Wiser - 8 week class series

  • St Francis in the Foothills 4625 East River Road Tucson, AZ, 85718 United States (map)

with Spirit Rock teacher Anna Douglas, Ph.D.

Transform your experience of aging with insight meditation.

It is well documented that there are many changes of the body and brain with aging. The good news is that the practice of mindfulness offsets many of these changes and gives us a different experience of aging, characterized by increased contentment as well as the wisdom of years. The teachings of the insight meditation tradition offer a rich trove of  practices and resources to help us gain confidence in meeting this new stage of life. We may discover a change in our priorities, with less compulsion to achieve, a keener awareness of the preciousness of life, gratitude for what is here and now, and compassion for our shared humanity.

The class will include instructions in mindfulness, wisdom teachings, experiential exercises, and group discussion. We will look at the latest research revealing the beneficial effects of meditation on the functioning of the body and the brain, and learn to apply this knowledge in our practice.

DATES:  Eight Saturdays

  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • January 6
  • January 20
  • February 3
  • February 17

TIME:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

The first four classes will focus on the issues of aging; the last four classes will focus on issues of illness and dying. We encourage sequential attendance. All ages welcome.


$340 for all eight classes
$175 for four classes
$50 for individual classes


St. Francis in the Foothills
4625 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718

TO REGISTER: Mail payment, checks payable to Anna Douglas, along with your name, phone number, and mail to:

Martha Auslander
3758 N. Crest Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85719

CONTACT:  520-429-1865

This is an Insight Meditation Tucson program.

Earlier Event: November 25
Dana: Circle of Generosity