Meditation and Joy
October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm CDT
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 3 times
How Mindfulness Can Help You Cultivate Your Capacity for Joy with Alice Lottes, Ph.D.
Three Tuesday Evenings, October 10th, 17th, & 24th
6:30pm to 7:45pm Central
“Joy is not about happy or unhappy, liking or disliking. Joy is accepting each moment for what it is without contention. We belong to any moment simply by meeting it with joy. This is freedom. Love is the ultimate expression of joy and freedom. Joy, freedom, and love could be considered synonyms for each other, and for belonging.” Sebene Selasse, Everything Belongs
In this 3-week series we will explore how meditation and contemplation contribute to the cultivation, recognition, and expression of joy in your life. Each session will include guided meditation, a short teaching/reading, a prompt for internal reflection and expression, a time to share (optional) and end with a time of silence.
Themes for Each Week:
- Week 1: Transformation
- Week 2: Expression
- Week 3: Blessings of Joy
What a blessing it will be to come together with others whose hearts are on this spiritual journey and who are available to meet in this series. Whether you’re new to mindfulness or an experienced practitioner, come be in community as we engage the gift of mindfulness meditation to open to more joy.
Tuesday evening, October 10th, 17th, & 24th
6:30pm to 7:45pm, Central
Suggested donation of $30. (Donate from $10 to $40 or more).
Virtually: (via Zoom)
Alice Lottes, PhD
ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR
Alice Lottes PhD
Alice is a born and raised Austinite. She worked in the corporate world for 15 years before returning to school to get her PhD in Psychology and has been in private practice for 22 years.
Alice began to explore meditation in 2013 as an additional skill to add to her psychology tool kit. Once she began her study of meditation, she realized the spiritual depth this practice brought to her life. Alice completed a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program lead by Tara Brach PhD and Jack Kornfield PhD in 2021 and enjoys sharing the benefits of this practice with others.
- The University of Texas 1982, BS Education
- The University of Texas 1998, MS Psychology
- The University of Texas 1999, PhD Psychology