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FALL 2023: LOVE IS A PRACTICE

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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 animist and Buddhist-informed heart and belonging practices with mindful relating skills. We develop competency and capacity in being authentic with ourselves and each other. 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.

I’ve taken many mindfulness courses over the years, and this is by far the best. The teachings in each class were simple yet profound and practicing with partners and small groups helped make it real. I felt a sense of safety and connection in the group that was truly special. It’s changed the way I show up in the world and helped me feel a greater sense of connection to myself and others. I’m excited to have the opportunity to deepen into these skills in the KIN circle.” ~ S.B.
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September 25 – October 30
Six Mondays on Zoom
7-8:30 pm EST

**Registrations close September 22**

$297 USD – Sustainer – pays for your spot – use coupon code SUSTAINER when registering

$397 USD – Supporter – pays for your spot and supports a community spot.

$197 USD – Community – your spot is supported by community – use coupon code COMMUNITY when registering

All welcome. Small group. No recordings. (Exception: first class will be recorded for those marking Yom Kippur).

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Includes: 9 hours of instruction, discussion, meditation, dyad/triad exploration, and resources.

Bonus: Your workshop fee includes free access to community practice sessions of radical relating with the KIN circle for the month of October. These will run Thursday nights, 7-8 pm.

 

Feedback from past participants of LOVE IS A PRACTICE

“Thank you so much for facilitating this group. Your energy was so grounding and your teachings were so generous. I got so much from our time together.”

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.”

 

Class outline

Week One: Care and connection: setting the container

Week Two: Personalizing your practice

Week Three: Compassion and boundaries

Week Four: Joy and the practice of pleasure

Week Five: Finding your seat with equanimity

Week Six: Integration and widening

 

FAQ

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?

The course is offered on a sliding scale.

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.

 

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