Introduction to Metta (Loving-Kindness) Meditation
All people want happiness and peace, connection and hope, but it seems nearly impossible sometimes to not become cynical, leading us to join in the pursuit of only fulfilling ourselves at the expense of others (at worst) or to be oblivious to those around us (at best). How do we live in this world full of war and inequity and heartbreak without hardening ourselves, without closing our hearts in self-protection? How do we not succumb to feelings of disconnection and hopelessness?
Metta (Loving-Kindness) is a beautiful practice of cultivating compassion for ourselves and others. It is a concentration and mindfulness practice that invites the practitioner into a more loving, connected state of mind; we become more honest and loving toward ourselves and the world around us. This practice helps us to tap in to our boundless resources of love and openness, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable difficulty and pain. In this workshop we will learn why Metta is so important and powerful, it’s history, how to do it and discuss the potential blocks to cultivating compassion.
Our world needs compassionate people more than ever, people who are willing to have the courage to see nuance and feed the seeds of love, even (and especially) in the face so much that just wants to destroy and discard. In this workshop we will learn why Metta is so important and powerful, it’s history, how to do it and discuss the potential blocks to cultivating compassion
You will walk away feeling a sense of hope that you can, in fact, contribute good to the world, as sense of power to make the world a better place through a powerful way of being in the world . You will have a plan to developing your own Metta practice.
Sunday, February 4, 2023