Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation Class
This is a small and informal meditation course on Lovingkindness (metta). This course is limited to eight people so there is lots of individualized coaching and discussion about your meditation practice. Feel the warmth and ease of lovingkindness and get specific instructions that fits your needs and your life.
At the end of this course, you’ll understand the fundamental skills of Lovingkindness or Metta. You’ll have the building blocks for your own life long metta practice. You’ll know what metta feels like and how it fits in with the other three meditation practices of compassion, empathic joy, and equanimity that complement the set of practices called the Brahma-viharas. You’ll have a better idea of the classical methods of developing metta as well as the more subtle practices called inclining and abiding. You’ll be aware of the difficulties that can come from a metta practice and you’ll be taught what to do if these troubles arise. Finally, we’ll relate and embed metta to the mindfulness meditation practice.
Prior to each class, you’ll receive online information and videos for the upcoming class. This hybrid course aims to maximize the amount of time working with your individual meditation needs.
In South East Vancouver, near Riverside Park.
This course is limited to 8 people.
Class 1: What does lovingkindness or metta feels like.
Class 2: What are the classical methods of metta – phrases and images.
Class 3: What are the subtle methods of metta called Inclining and Abiding.
Class 4: What are the problems that can arise during a metta practice.
Because James is a Certified Clinical Counsellor, your tuition may be covered under your extended health benefits plan.
James Lowe is a counselling psychologist, a Community Dharma Leader, and a Spirit Rock Teacher in Training. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and over ten years of counselling experience. He’s hoping for a fun and relaxed course for those who attend.