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A Weekend Metta Retreat

November 20-22, 2020
An immersion in loving-kindness practices to cultivate a loving and peaceful heart!
Love creates a communion with life. Love expands us, connects us, sweetens us, ennobles us. Love springs up in tender concern, it blossoms into caring action. It makes beauty out of all we touch. In any moment we can step beyond our small self and embrace each other as beloved parts of a whole. - Jack Kornfield

The practice of metta (or loving-kindness) dates back to at least the time of the Buddha 2500 years ago, if not earlier. It is designed to cultivate kindness and friendliness towards ourselves and others. A consistent metta practice -

  • quiets our inner critic leading to greater self-acceptance

  • increases positive emotions of love, joy, contentment, gratitude, hope, awe

  • reduces depression and PTSD (i.e. increases resilience)

  • strengthens our capacity for empathy and compassion

  • increases the length of telomeres (i.e. increases youthfulness)

(Check out this link for a list of science-backed benefits of a metta practice.)

 

If nothing else, given the conditions in our world today, wouldn't you agree that a little more love and kindness could benefit us all?

This retreat is open to both beginning and experienced meditators. We will have 10 hours of live Zoom sessions with two certified mindfulness meditation teachers. The sessions will include - 

  • Dharma talks

  • Meditation instruction

  • Sitting & walking meditation

  • Mindful movement

  • Discussions and Q&A (with opportunities to connect with each other in breakout rooms)

Sessions will be recorded and made available to all registered participants at the end of the retreat.

Teachers
Please feel free to reach out to one of us if you have any questions.
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Schedule (Listed in Pacific Time)
Fee
Friday, November 20th
Session 1 - 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 21st
Session 2 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session 3 - 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Sunday, November 22nd
Session 4 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sliding Scale - $80, $100, $125, $150
 

(310) 994-3727

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