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Please take a few minutes to complete our Interest Survey to review some suggested courses and let us know if you would like to see these classes added to our curriculum.  Simply check “Yes or No”. There is a space at the end of the survey to include your contact information if you would like to get more information about these courses should they be added to our catalog.

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* 1. Title: Introduction to Quilling

Instructor: Natalie Torgeson

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $20; Non-Members: $25 (plus additional $30 supply fee payable to the instructor)

Course Description: An introduction to the art of quilling. Students will learn how to curl paper into basic shapes, glue pieces together to form flowers, birds, bees, butterflies, trees and leaves on a flat surface. Each class will create one completed project.

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* 2. Title: Enriching the Lives of our Companions

Instructor: Aimee Pritchard

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $15; Non-Members: $20

Course Description: We throw a ball with our dogs, cuddle our cats and flirt with our parrots, but is that enough? Within this course we will look at different categories of enrichment we may be missing for all animals, large or small. We will look at stimulating enrichment that can be done when you leave the house to keep your best friend occupied. During this course we will also look at safety considerations.

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* 3. Title: What the Buddha Taught: Four Noble Truths

Instructor: Lucinda Green

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Course Description:  The first discourse given by Gautama Buddha (c. 400-480 B.C.E.) spoke of freedom, freedom from the mundane, freedom from suffering.  The burning question fueling Siddhartha Gautama’s quest was this: why is there illness, aging and death? Through dedicated investigation and spiritual practice he found an answer. The Buddha understood what we are all “up against.” He saw the cause, and the way through, a pathway, leading to the end of suffering. The result of his quest was a shift in consciousness. He first shared his discovery with five ascetics with whom he had practiced, then spent the next 45 years teaching one and all, inviting us to come and see for ourselves.  Learn the foundational teachings of Buddhism.

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* 4. Title: Heart of Compassion Meditation Practicum

Instructor: Lucinda Green

Estimated Course Fee: Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Course Description:  We exist within an interdependent web of life. The guided meditation directs us to experience this powerful reality, one which expands not only our hearts but our consciousnesses, to wish that all be free from suffering. Readings and poetry concerning compassion are included alongside the meditation practice.

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* 5. Title: Loving Your Body - Meditation Practicum

Instructor:
Lucinda Green

Estimated Course Fee:
Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Course Description:
This is a guided meditation combining body scanning with loving-kindness meditation. Befriend your beloved body by sweeping your attention in a loving manner throughout the entirety of your body from head to foot. Bring healing to your body. Give yourself this gift!

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* 6. Title: Breathing is the Key

Instructor:
Lucinda Green

Estimated Course Fee:
Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Course Description:
Classical breath meditation. Cultivate the objective observer by learning to rest in the breath. The natural outcome of this practice diminishes your reactivity to life’s ups and downs, increases joy and expands your ability to respond calmly to life. Mindfulness of breathing is a simple, direct training not only of breath and body, but of the mind. Chairs provided.

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* 7. Title: Heart of Loving-Kindness – Meditation Practicum

Instructor:
Lucinda Green

Estimated Course Fee:
Members: $10; Non-Members: $15

Course Description:
The Dalai Lama says, “My religion is one of kindness.” With Loving-Kindness Meditation we practice the art of wishing our selves and others happiness and well being. The class consists of guided meditation, readings and poetry on the topic of loving-kindness. “You can search the world over and find no one who deserves loving kindness more than you.”

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* 8. If you would like to know more about these courses if they should be offered in our catalog, please let us know you name, email and/or phone number; and the specific course titles (above) you would like to hear about.

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