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SPRING 2023: LOVE IS A PRACTICE
LOVE IS A PRACTICE
a 6-week introduction to mindful relating
What does it mean to come into right and loving relationship with ourselves?
With each other?
What does it mean to do this mindfully?
Mindfulness supports us to move beyond patterns of protection and reactivity; towards choice and possibility. This allows us to show up more fully in our lives; for ourselves and each other.
This 6-week program weaves together Buddhist heart practices with mindful relating skills, to develop competency and capacity in being authentic with ourselves and each other. We will explore the four heart practices of metta, karuna, mudita, upekka. These are four types of love. These practices are tools of clarification and expansion. Because everything is about love–and what gets in the way of us loving ourselves and each other.
We bear witness to our shapes, shadows, and stories. We meet our edges with kindness and courage. We unfold.
Together, we practice love.
April 19 – May 24
Six Wednesdays on Zoom
6 – 7:30 pm EST
*Canadian pricing is CAD 297 + HST — email me for instructions to register if you are in Canada.
All welcome. Small group. Recordings of teachings available for 30 days.
Includes: 9 hours of instruction, discussion, meditation, dyad/triad exploration, and resources.
Bonus: I will be hosting four, 1-hr Sunday sessions for community practice. This is an optional invitation, open to current and past participants of this class series. There is no additional cost. Dates are April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21. The time (late afternoon) will be decided collectively; you will be prompted to select your preferred times when you register.
Limited upgrade option: Add 3 x 1-1 sessions with me to support your process + practice. Choose the add-on when you register.
Feedback from past participants of LOVE IS A PRACTICE
“I felt very well-cared for.”
“I am a young learner, and was not expecting such a positive experience and impact.”
“There was something about taking that space for me to reflect/ meditate/ be mindful/ care for myself that really enhanced my ability to care for others in my life”
“I am really in awe of how the teachings from and my experiences in the circles resonated with and flowed into many aspects of my life. I could feel a palpable sense of interconnectedness and an excitement to share my personal learnings with others.”
“Yesterday shifted my perception of the other people in the group to something more multifaceted, who they are, their experiences, motivations for coming to this group, mental, and emotional states, and perspectives. And maybe shifted the way I feel about bringing my own states, fears, motivations, reality. I feel I was seeing and appreciating each person more clearly, as unique persons, with less of a need for a self-protective, projected story, as I got to know them and they got to know each other and me. And I am feeling happy that people felt safe and comfortable interacting with me and sharing what they shared. It feels good to me to realize that I am actually more available, also, than maybe I thought I was.”
“I loved all of the classes. You illustrated equanimity in a way that I really understood in my heart. I’m grateful to have shared this experience together, and am grateful for you as a teacher.”
Do I need to have my camera on?
While you do not have to keep your camera on for the didactic component or meditations, the relational focus of this course means that you will need to be comfortable with having your camera on for small and large group practices.
Are there scholarships available?
This is the third beta round of this course. As such, it is offered at a reduced price that does not reflect the true cost of running it. Future rounds will offer a tiered pricing structure.
Will there be recordings available?
No. This is an experiential class, with the majority of time used for practice. Each session builds on the last so, if you know you will need to miss a class, please wait for the next round.
Do you offer refunds?
You are welcome to transfer your spot before the course begins, however there are no refunds so please be thoughtful about your purchase.