The Heart Opens: Cultivating Compassion with Lovingkindness Practice
As we recognize the universality of human suffering we learn to cultivate mindfulness and kindness and our hearts open, first to ourselves and then to others. We will practice with the ancient phrases of Lovingkindness offered towards ourselves, to all Beings everywhere and to 3 specific categories of people in our lives: those who are easy to love, neutral people we know, and the ones we find most difficult to love. We will learn how the heart can soften and open even when it feels resistant and threatened. Underpinning this work will be our practices of mindful awareness while sitting, breathing, walking, and stretching.
THURSDAYS: 6:00pm-8:30 pm, January 23 - February 27th, 2014
· Instructor: Mary Love May
· Location: Room 500, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Bldg, ( UNC School of Social Work) 325 Pittsboro St. Chapel Hill, NC 27599
· Cost: $300
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The practice of meditation is the oldest relaxation technique known to human kind. Today, Mindfulness Meditation is widely used as a means to increase focus of attention in the present moment thus allowing our innate calmness and clarity of mind to come forth. This is a great aid in responding skillfully to the stressors in our lives. Historically, Mindfulness Meditation is based upon Four Foundations: Mindfulness of the Body, Mindfulness of Feelings, Mindfulness of Mind, and Mindfulness of Mind Objects.
DATES: Wednesday, March 19 - April 16, 2014; 6 - 8 pm
· Instructor: John Orr
· Location: 102 UNC School of Social Work
· Cost: $275
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