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Empowering our Lives with Aspiration, Intention and Vows: A Workshop for FCM Members

  • 07 Jan 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • In-Person and Online



with Betsy Arizu and Bryan Hindert

Many of us embark on a spiritual path seeking to live a meaningful and purposeful life--a life of authenticity, integrity and goodness. Aspiration, vows and intention are key elements that empower us on our path.

Our aspirations refer to the highest and deepest heart-felt wishes we have for our lives, our relationships and the world--our shining north stars, so to speak. Making vows and setting intentions are tangible ways we can channel the energy of our aspirations and infuse them with determination and commitment. These three elements--aspiration, vows and intention--provide direction in our lives, keep us on the path when we are challenged or confused, and help us make wise choices that are congruent with our inner values.

In this workshop, led by Betsy Arizu and Bryan Hindert we will look deeply into our lives to examine, uncover and clarify each of these elements, and learn how to use them in our daily practice. Please bring something to write with, so that we can write down our personal aspirations, vows and intentions for the various areas of our lives.

Examining our aspirations, vows and intentions is not a one-time endeavor. We hope that this January workshop will become an annual community event for all of us, so that these elements are present for us in each day of the year. To truly live a life of conscious intention, we place these elements and their power at the heart of our practice.

This workshop is free, offered as a gift to FCM members.

Please plan to join us! 

Betsy Arizu, MA, worked in public education for 20 years as a school counselor and high school teacher. In counseling she incorporated mindfulness and social/emotional learning practices to promote student well-being.  She has been a part of FCM since 2010, serving as FCM's Community Care Leader and Dharma Programs Leader.  Currently she teaches various workshops, intensives and retreats, as well as meditation classes for youth-at-risk. 

Bryan Hindert has been following the Buddhist path since 2008, when a strong desire to make changes in his life and to develop a better relationship with his mind drew him to the Florida Community of Mindfulness. This path has helped Bryan to transform his life in profound ways and continues to be a source of guidance, support, and joy in all of his endeavors. In addition to helping to develop and lead Wake Up Tampa Bay, a mindfulness and meditation group for people in their 20s and 30s, Bryan has served by teaching classes and presenting on mindfulness and on Buddhism, leading intensive practice periods, and serving as the Assistant to the Teacher.

Florida Community of Mindfulness, Tampa Center
6501 N. Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604

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