The Portland Aging group, Aging in Enlightened Society, is a social group for those who are experiencing aging – whether it be turning 40 or 70.
The term ‘aging’ implies elders, and while that age group is certainly part of the focus, growing older is happening to each of us every day. Our purpose is to promote community, connection, and inspiration among people wanting to bring their life experiences onto the path of meditation and mindfulness.
Please contact the Aging Group Coordinator for more information or to be added to the Aging group email list for announcements of time and place for our meetings and other occasional announcements.
For the meeting on March 18, please watch “And Thou Shalt Honor” (2011, 2hr, on Kanopy). There may be other, longer versions. This documentary consists of interviews and images of ordinary people involved in giving care for partners or family or for clients in institutions. I think this film is a good lead into our book which we will start reading in April.
The book we’ll be starting in April is Katy Butler’s The Art of Dying Well, available new or used from $10 to $20. This book covers all the nuts and bolts of staying connected and preparing for both the expected and the unexpected, uncontrollable events attending old age, sickness, and death. Katy Butler is a fine writer and a well-practiced buddhist.
Zoom Meeting ID: 374 118 542 | Passcode: 108
To join by phone audio only dial
253 215 8782 US (Washington)
Call or email the Aging Group coordinator if you have technical questions.
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