When practicing loving-kindness, it’s best to start wherever you are, close to yourself. In that way it’s realistic.
Though compassion is often confused with putting others’ welfare above our own, real wisdom understands that genuine self-concern is a necessary foundation for kindness and compassion towards all beings. In this three week series, we’ll look at the difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence, transform emotional barriers and resistances, and practice responding to self-judgement and criticism with understanding and patience.
This program is open to everyone. No experience with meditation is necessary, and you’re welcome to attend one or all of the sessions.
September 12, 19, and 26 at 7pm.
Note: This special three-part series of guided meditation is being offered as part of our regular Thursday night Buddhist Meditation program. To register for these sessions, please visit Buddhist Meditation.
About the Facilitator
Kimberly Brown is a meditation teacher who specializes in helping people cultivate compassion and lovingkindness. She’s been leading classes, workshops, and retreats since 2011. Kim is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and a graduate of the yearlong IDP Meditation Teacher Training program. She’s been a Buddhist student for many years and is grateful to her mentors, Sharon Salzberg and Ven. Robina Courtin, and so many other amazing teachers. You can learn more about Kim at her website, www.meditationwithheart.com.