Event Dates/Times: Wednesday Evenings, Jan 23 – Feb 13, 7-9pm

Do you find yourself avoiding the metta bhavana practice? Do you only do it because you’re “supposed to”? Do you find yourself skipping stages that you find difficult?

Sometimes our metta bhavana can seem dry and repetitive. At worst the practice can trigger feelings of failure, hopelessness, and self-criticism. But what if this is because we’ve learned to do the practice in unhelpful ways? And what if there are better ways to understand and cultivate metta—including ditching the word “lovingkindness” altogether?

On this four-week course Bodhipaksa will radically deconstruct the metta bhavana practice for us, and help us to connect with ourselves and others with greater empathy, and with the simple, humble, and easily attainable quality of kindness.

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Led by: Dh. Bodhipaksa
Times: Wednesday Evenings, January 23 – February 13, 7-9pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale: $85/65/45
Level: Experienced
Directions: Directions Page

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