This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email.
In this weekend retreat we will turn our attention to the “Four Beautiful Qualities of Heart” known as the Brahmaviharas, or Divine Abodes. These essential qualities are: loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. Each of us has the inherent capacity to strengthen these qualities in our own hearts and minds. Through practice they become our dwelling places where we feel “at home”, not merely places we visit on occasion.
There are specific instructions and practices for cultivating each of the four Brahmaviharas, and over the course of the weekend we will practice with each one. We will investigate:
- Loving-Kindness on Saturday morning;
- Compassion on Saturday afternoon;
- Joy on Sunday morning; and
- Equanimity on Sunday afternoon.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Our time together will include guided meditation periods, talks, mindful movement and time for discussion and questions. Undertaking an online retreat in our home environment encourages us to integrate these teachings into our lives more directly, even as we cultivate a sense of connection with others through our shared experience. Éowyn Ahlstrom will offer Mindful Movement both days.
Participants are strongly encouraged to attend both days, however, a Saturday-only registration is also available. Everyone is welcome.
10:00am to 5:30pm both days.
Full and partial scholarships are available.