Please Note: This daylong will begin at 9:30, not 9:00am as listed in our Schedule of Events.
Imagine the possibility of living with a heart of loving presence that went with you everywhere! The beautiful quality of boundless love is central in the spiritual life. It is essential for our own happiness and for the welfare of the world in which we live.
Though love is innate to our being, we have often lost touch with it both for ourselves and others or we may only know it as limited to a few people. Through the Buddhist practice of metta (loving-kindness), we can learn to develop and nurture the heart of metta, which is a profound kindness and friendliness to all life. This enables us to live with greater love, compassion and joy.
In this day of meditation you will explore developing metta through various meditation practices and exercises. You will learn how to develop kindness towards yourself, to those close to you and also to strangers, enemies and all of life. We will investigate what obscures the heart's capacity to love, and look at how we can bring these qualities of the heart into our everyday life.
The day will include sitting and walking meditations, talks and discussion. Suitable for new and experienced students.
Teachings are appropriate for meditators of all levels, as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
Learning objectives for participating health care professionals-
This workshop is designed to help you:
-Recognize the relationship between awareness and kindness.
-Practice the ability to hold experience of oneself or another with a kind attention.
-Identify the role of compassion in working with themselves and others.
-Employ the ancient technique of metta which develops the quality of unconditional love.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
Please Carpool! Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.
Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.