Buddhist Metta Bhavana: For a Generous Spirit
METTA BHAVANA: FOR A GENEROUS SPIRIT
Please join Julia Frodahl for this 2-part course on cultivating loving-kindness and compassion at a deep and genuine level. The well-spring of compassion already lives within each of us. Our work lies in removing the obstacles. Come to better understand the wisdom of kindness, so that you and all those around you may more often enjoy its generous flow. In addition to teaching the ancient Buddhist metta bhavana practice, Julia will also address the uniquely Western expressions of suffering that get in the way of compassion — namely, our difficulty with belonging and self love. Through this course, you’ll discover clear insights that will help free you from the illusions of scarcity and the illusions of separation that our hyper-individualized culture tends to breed.
WITH HOMEWORK BETWEEN PARTS
June 9th & June 23rd, 1-3pm
· The experience of an open heart, and what’s required to get there.
· The uniquely Western obstacles to compassion.
· Fundamental Buddhist teachings on the causes of suffering.
· The six stages of the metta bhavana practice.
· Homework to carry you into Part 2.
· Getting from judgment to compassion
· Getting to forgiveness
· Our fear of the unknown
· Correcting the common misconceptions around self-love and unconditional love
· How metta is a key solution to our torn social fabric
Julia Frodahl has been practicing yoga, mindfulness, and meditation for over 26 years, and teaching for 15. Weaving together Jungian psychology, dream work, and Buddhist teachings, Julia aims to connect people to their own wisdom and help place them on paths that are rich and meaningful. For more information on courses, workshops, and private sessions, please visit JuliaFrodahl.com