Metta: A 5-week Series on Lovingkindness
Sundays, Sept 11 – Oct 9
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Sacred Thread Yoga; Old Fourth Ward location
$65/person, if registered by September 1
The urge for happiness is what unites us all as human beings. In some philosophical paths, it was believed if the body was tortured enough the spirit would soar free. These days it seems to be more common to believe if we beat ourselves up mentally enough we will finally change into that person we hope to be…
The practice of Metta or Lovingkindness allows us to move beyond this belief. This meditation practice guides us through the cultivation of love and compassion for all beings, starting with ourselves. Love for ourselves lays the foundation for genuine love of others. ALL others.
Join me for a 5-week meditation series that walks us through the traditional practice of Metta. No meditation experience is needed!
Week 1: We look into ourselves and what we most need to foster self-love and acceptance.
Week 2: We look to those we already love and explore offering genuine love without a loss of boundaries, co-dependency or a painful search for intimacy.
Week 3: We start to share our love with those we don’t know well but come into contact with – the grocery store clerk, the mail person, the barista at your favorite coffee shop.
Week 4: Now, we move into looking at our more difficult relationships – the ones that push our buttons, the ones that have hurt us or the ones we’ve ignored.
Week 5: The culmination! We extend love and compassion to all beings everywhere.
All levels welcome.
I am delighted to be one of the faculty for Sacred Thread Yoga‘s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2016. I’ll be leading teachings on several topics including meditation, trauma and seva. Read more about this training and fill out an application here.
Presence: The Sacred In the Ordinary
Weekend Retreat with Meryl Arnett & Shonali Banerjee
October 21 – 23, 2016
Blue Ridge, GA
Join Shonali Banerjee & Meryl Arnett for a weekend retreat designed to bring awareness to the beauty cialisfrance24.com and grace of our everyday lives. Over the course of the weekend, Meryl and Shonali will skillfully layer the practices of meditation, mantra & yoga to ignite a deeper sense of awareness to the present moment. We will look at the spectrum of human experience – the joy, the pain, the ordinary – and explore how to be present through all of it, for within all moments lies the opportunity to be fully awake, alive and open of grace. Infuse your everyday life with sacred presence, embracing it all. Expect to be nurtured and awakened, to be reminded of spaciousness and possibility, and to relax and replenish.
All levels welcome.