Join renowned teachers Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope for a week-long retreat immersing yourself of lovingkindness practice (metta meditation) and yoga. The Buddhist and yoga traditions both hold that it is possible to systematically cultivate feelings of lovingkindness, or what yoga philosophy refers to as “friendliness toward all beings.” These two great traditions each developed practices designed to promote the experiences of inner balance, happiness, and equanimity, as well as compassion (karuna) and sympathetic joy (mudita).Register Here
Experience on-the-mat yoga practice and sitting meditation that foster lovingkindness, along with an understanding of the importance of metta and yoga in the overall vision of the contemplative traditions. Sharon and Stephen cultivate a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, welcoming people at all levels of yoga and meditation experience, including beginners. Note This program occurs during Contemplative Week at Kripalu—a week of programming to soothe the mind and body, and renew your connection to yourself. The week includes silent meals and quieter spaces.