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Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. With its roots in practices said to have been taught by the Buddha himself, metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love.
This silent retreat, open to both new and experienced meditators, will include instructions for sitting and walking meditation practice, Q&A, talks about the teachings and meetings with the teachers. An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by Sabra Saperstein. All are welcome!
Sharon Salzberg will offer a daily guided meditation and Q&A in the meditation hall. Please note she will not be scheduling meetings with participants or offering evening Dharma talks during this course.
21 continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
A lottery was conducted for this retreat; applications were due by November 12, 2019.
This retreat is full with a wait list of over 120 people (for 100 spaces). Please consider choosing another retreat.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.