Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat: 04 Sharon Salzberg | Metta Practice

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Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West...
Metta 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.

Open to both new and experienced meditators, this retreat includes instructions for sitting and walking meditation practice, Q&A, and talks about the teachings. All are welcome!

Daily Schedule:
**all times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Wed 5/13:
Opening Session: 7 - 8:15pm: Opening Session (Oren)

Thur 5/14:
Session 1, 10-11am: Instructions, Guided Meditation, Q&A: Mindfulness (Jean)
Session 2, 1-1:45pm: Movement Practice - Qi Gong (Oren)
Session 3, 4-5pm: Metta Practice (Sharon)
Session 4, 7-8pm: Guided practice and Talk (Anushka)

Friday 5/15:
Session 1, 10-11am: Instructions, Guided Meditation, Q&A: Mindfulness (Jean)
Session 2, 1-1:45pm: Movement Practice - Metta in Action (Anushka)
Session 3, 4-5pm: Guided Practice + Q&A (Sharon)
Session 4, 7-8pm: Guided practice and Talk (Oren)

Saturday 5/16:
Session 1, 10-11am: Instructions, Guided Meditation, Q&A (Anushka)
Session 2, 1-1:45pm: Movement Practice - Qi Gong (Oren)
Session 3, 4-5pm: Metta Practice + Q&A (Sharon)
Session 4, 7-8pm: Guided practice and Talk (Jean)

Sunday 5/17:
Session 1, 10-11am: Instructions, Guided Meditation, Q&A (Oren)
Session 2, 1-1:45pm: Movement Practice - Metta for the Body (Jean)
Session 3, 4-5pm: Guided Practice + Q&A  (Sharon)
Session 4, 7-8pm: Closing Session (Anushka)

Cost is sliding-scale. Paying at a higher rate helps IMS to offer ongoing support to teachers and staff during this period of closure. Scholarships are available. For more information, please email [email protected].