Many of us want to be more open, loving, accepting people . . . but we face the actuality of being critical, judgmental, disliking, and unfriendly toward ourselves and others. This is the third Metta series in 3 years. We will listen to audio teachings from respected teachers from the Insight community. We will sit, stand, and walk, practicing the heart techniques and heart-meditations taught by the Buddha 2500 years ago. We will discuss our experiences in a safe and protected environment. We hope to learn and support each other in taking on this adventure, of re-training our natural tendencies toward negative and protective feelings, to more open, loving, welcoming, and friendly thoughts and feelings.
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This 8-week class is facilitated by Jeffrey Maloney, Ph.D., and Sally Hawkins. During classes we will listen to dharma talks, practice, and share.
All classes will be held in room 323 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St, San Diego. Parking is validated in the ACE parking lot adjacent to the church. Carpooling is encouraged.
Class times are 6:30-8:30pm. Please plan to arrive by 6:30 since this class does not begin with a meditation period.See the calendar below for specific class dates.
Please bring yourself, however you are that day, and start from there! You can bring a cushion if you want to, and most anything to help you to be comfortable and create an atmosphere of kindness and love, allowing you to expand your heart toward people to whom you might have thought it was an impossible task.
We'll follow these Kindness and Respect Practices. The most imprtant thing in a sangha is to feel safe. These guidelines help provide a context in which safety and respect will flourish.Please contact Jeffrey Maloney with questions about the class.