Half-Day Retreat – Healing Practice of Loving-Kindness
December 12, 2021 – Online and In-Person
We are grateful to have an opportunity to offer time dedicated to the healing practice of loving-kindness. Our spiritual director, John Bruna will facilitate this timely retreat focused on developing the wisdom and application of loving-kindness for self and others. In these challenging times, the development of loving-kindness is a profound method for healing ourselves and our communities. Though hosted through the Way of Compassion Dharma, this practice is universal for people of all faiths and belief systems, and very helpful for people in recovery.
When we cultivate loving-kindness, we are cultivating the direct antidote to the mental and emotional states of anger and hatred. As Martin Luther King Jr. expressed, “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” We cannot have love and hate for the same thing at the same time. Although love can quickly turn to hate and hate into love, they cannot fully exist simultaneously at the same moment for the same object.
As we develop the wisdom and practice of loving-kindness, we free ourselves of hatred, develop more peace and ease, and improve our relationships, and become more skillful in our interactions, including those we find difficult or challenging.
The retreat will be both in-person and online and will consist of three sessions that are approximately fifty minutes long with a short break in between sessions. Everyone will receive audio of the guided meditation practice. As usual, John will be donating his time. All donations will go to the Way of Compassion Foundation.
Date and Time: Sunday, December 12, 2021
- Pacific Time: 8 am to 11 am
- Mountain Time: 9 am to 12 pam
- Central Time: 10 am to 1 pm
- Eastern Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Cost: By donation. You may offer any amount
Register: To register make a secure donation below (any amount). The retreat will use the Zoom online webinar platform. There will be breaks and time for reflection, and questions and answers.
Questions: Call (970) 704-5512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org