Aging Consciously/Spiritual Eldering

Ruth Eichler invites you to join them on four Saturdays to learn from and support each other in a loving, respectful community as well as in private reflection. (Contact Ruth for information on the next offering.)

“Elders are the jewels of humanity that have been mined from the earth, cut in the rough, then buffed and polished by the stonecutter’s art into precious gems that we recognize for their enduring value and beauty. We sense their radiance in youth but it requires a lifetime’s effort to carve out the multifaceted structure that can display our hidden splendor in all its glory.”

 – Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Some of what we explore:

  • Myths and beliefs about aging

  • What it means to age consciously or to be a spiritual elder

  • A personal life review

  • Patterns, lessons, and learning from cycles of our own lives

  • Facing our own mortality so that we may live more richly

  • Our legacy to the world

  • Our illuminated self and inner wisdom

  • What calls us now into the future


A meaningful takeaway from the Conscious Aging class for me has been the benefits to our children and grandchildren of harvesting our past. Our memories enable them to learn our history, to know what influenced who we are today and to, hopefully, inspire them.


I wondered at first. Other classes have been too touchy feely for me. This class is different. The issues are relevant and the approaches effective. The sessions were worth it – well worth it.


Participating in the classes about Conscious Aging, I have gained insights about myself as well as potential and exciting thoughts for the future I can still have as a Spiritual Elder. This learning came from the excellent teachers, Mimi and Ruth, but also from the other participants who shared their beliefs and life stories. I came away touched by new vistas and clearer, more purposeful goals.