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Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change (SR)

Course number : ILR590   ID : 21278    Section Number : 1
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We live in difficult times with uncertainty. Why shouldn't we cling to familiar patterns and habits if they provide us some degree of certainty? Because, as Pema Chodron teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being completely alive. The teachings presented in this course, known as the three commitments, which are based on the original teachings of the Buddha, provide a path to enter more fully into one's life through meditation exercises. The true purpose of meditation is to be present in one's life more fully, being present on the dot rather than being riveted according to one's hopes and fears. It is about being open to whatever arises in one's life. It is only by fully living in the present that one can truly live one's life. Each week during the class students will have the opportunity to introduce a new commitment in their life. Meditation practice between classes is highly encouraged. 

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Wed


Jerry Webster 



Please read:  This course is made possible by a generous donation from the Shirley Cruickshank Wolfe Fund. This Structured Remote Course is entirely online. The course meets as a real-time online session during the scheduled class time. This course is offered in an online format only. Students must be able to access the course from your own computer/tablet using a link that will be emailed at least one business day prior to the course start. FCC will not be able to provide individual technical support to students during the class sessions. Should you experience difficulties and not be able to access the course, please contact the program office. Only students who have paid the course fee and are officially on the class roster, may join the online class session.

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/10/2021 - 3/3/2021 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Jerry Webster