As we cultivate lovingkindness (metta), compassion (karuna), joy (mudita) and equanimity (upekkha) we naturally come against the boundaries of our heart. Bringing mindful attention and kindness to these edges, we gain a lot of insight into the characteristics of existence.
If you are new or relatively new to Lovingkindness (metta) practice, this course will provide a solid foundation for practice and investigation. If you are more experienced in Lovingkindness practice and want to deepen your understanding of metta as an insight practice, this course will provide an opportunity to investigate the insights that arise as we cultivate a heart and mind less prone to greed, hatred and delusion.
This course will offer an opportunity to explore how to practice with and understand the five hindrances (desire and aversion, sleepiness, restlessness and doubt in our formal meditation practice as well as in our daily lives so that they can be skillfully abandoned.
A six-meeting intro to insight meditation based on one of the key teachings of the Buddha. Learn how to practice mindfulness in every moment of your life.
In the face of oppression and marginalization, how do we move through the world skillfully – connected to the breath, the body, the heart, the moment, and each other? In a world that attempts to objectify us, how do we claim ourselves as subject and move in with compassionate action? Join us for this one day exploration of mindfulness based practices to provide us with tools and techniques to build resistance and resilience to oppression. We are stronger together, we are meant to thrive and this day is designed not only to serve as a refuge, but to collectively cultivate practices that will support us during these uncertain and trying times. Please note that this day long is a relational exploration with periods of silence.
This daylong is intended for only those who identify as LGBTQIA+.
Registration Fee: $70* Scholarships support is available. Find out more information and register here.
*Teacher support is not included in the registration fee. Suggested contribution for teacher support is $45.
A six-week intro to insight meditation based on one of the key teachings of the Buddha. Learn how to practice mindfulness in every moment of your life.