Seeing the inherent goodness in ourselves and others is the proximal cause for the arising of metta, or unconditional friendliness, within the landscapes of the body, heart, and mind. Cultivating and sustaining wholesome mindstates is one aspect of Wise Effort which creates an inner atmosphere to courageously be with unwholesome mindstates when they arise.
Held in the refuges of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, we will play with stationary, movement and inquiry meditation practices as we deepen our capacity to respond to our inner and outer experiences with unconditional friendliness and the spirit of metta. We will contemplate the dance of formal “Reaching In” practices that naturally widen into the expression of “Reaching Out” through our words and actions as metta becomes a way of being in the world.
Registration has not yet opened for this retreat. Retreat details will be added as planning progresses.