Lovingkindness Retreat

Registration for this retreat is closed

Registration is closed for this retreat.
April 02 - April 09, 2023 (Sunday to Sunday)

This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

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 focus on the development of lovingkindness for concentration and as a support for insight. Teachers will offer a foundation of formal instructions in the classical method of Metta meditation, and provide guidance in additional methods for the development of this powerful quality. Our time 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 byLissa Edmond. All are welcome!

All Hemera Contemplative Fellowships have been awarded for this retreat. Please feel free to check back here for any updates.

Teacher Support: Most IMS teachers—like insight teachers around the world—offer their teachings freely, and rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. Teachers do not generally receive compensation from IMS program fees. Click here to learn more about teacher support. There will be an opportunity to offer a contribution to your teachers at the end of this program, or you may donate now.