Aging group

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.

IMG_1453The 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.

The group has decided to read and discuss “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can teach Us About Living Fully” by Frank Ostaseski. We’ll meet at the home of the Aging Group coordinator on the first and third Monday of the month at 3 to 4:30 starting in April. Please email the Aging Group coordinator if you have questions or plan to attend, and read the book on the following schedule and notice what it brings up for you. Here is an interesting interview with Frank Ostaseski, one of many available online.

The First Invitation: Don’t Wait
April 6 – Forward, introduction, Chapter 1, pages i to viii and 1 to 26
April 20 – Chapters 2 and 3, pages 27 to 55
May 4 – Chapter 4, pages 56 to 72

The Second Invitation: Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing
May 18 – Chapter 5, pages 73 to 85
June 1 – Chapters 6 and 7, pages 86 to 114