Meeting online, beginning March 18: Following recommendations, and a wish to help delay the spread of the virus to protect our more vulnerable community members, we are switching from in-person to online classes. Follow the links below for information about how to join in online. Thank you for your patience, and please stay well and stay kind.
... Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
(From Kindness, by Naomi Shihab Nye)
If we think we already know what kindness really is we may be severely limiting its potential to simplify and transform our lives. Sometimes our fixed views, or “expert” knowledge, can prevent fresh understanding and may even close our minds and hearts to the power of simple practices. This month, with the help of meditation, poetry, and buddhist teachings, we will try to look beyond our judgments, biases and assumptions to reach a deeper, clearer experience of what kindness really is for us.
While we are making the transition to this new online medium we ask that you register in advance (by noon the day of the class). Thank you!
March 4: The risk to blossom - looking at what gets in the way of our natural longing to be kind
March 11: Only Kindness - kindness towards suffering and unease
March 18: Married to Amazement - a fresh look at the third of the illimitables - Mudita or Joyful Appreciation (Share the Joy)
March 25: Everything is waiting for you - looking at the differences between Equanimity and Indifference - registration information