Online Class

The Art and Practice of Happiness 5 Week Online Series

Feb 15th, 2022 @ 5:30 PM
- Mar 15th, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375

Online 5 Week Series via Zoom
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00PM Central, beginning February 15th ending March 15th, 2022
This 5-week course will focus on the practices of Lovingkindness and Compassion. All of these practices strengthen self-confidence, self-acceptance and steadiness of mind and heart, revealing our fundamental kindness. Practices of lovingkindness and compassion allow us to keep our hearts open in moments of struggle and suffering, while mindfulness allows us to see clearly our experience, discern options and make wise choices.

You will learn the formal meditation practices that develop these qualities and their practical applications in your relationships with yourself, others and the rest of your life.

Each class will include guided meditations, experiential exercises, instructive talks and a group discussion. Every week you will receive homework suggestions to help you incorporate and skillfully apply the teachings and practices covered in the class into your daily life. Once the class starts you will receive access to the dedicated learning platform containing home practice materials including downloadable guided meditations and written handouts.

It is recommended that the participants have completed Mindfulness for Beginners, MBSR 8-week Course and/or have a regular personal meditation practice prior to attending this offering.

Janka Livoncova is an Insight Meditation Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and a trained Somatic Movement Educator. She has been practicing and studying the dharma for two decades. Initially in the Soto Zen tradition and, since 2007, under the guidance of her mentor, DaeJa Napier. She maintains a daily meditation practice and regularly attends Vipassana retreats with her dharma teachers. Janka is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s 2-year Community Dharma Leader Program and  completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine professional training program. Janka is a graduate of the Somatic Movement Education training program at the Kinesthetic Learning Center, and trained in both 200 & 500 hour level yoga.

There is a work-study scholarship available for those in need. Please call Janka at 423-488-5406 or email the Center at to inquire.

Bookings are closed for this event.