Metta Meditation
Discovering (Self) Compassion
with Kimberly Brown

When practicing loving-kindness, it’s best to start wherever you are, close to yourself. In that way it’s realistic.

Lama Yeshe

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 toward all beings. In this meditation, we’ll look at the difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence, transform emotional barriers and resistance, and practice responding to self-judgment and criticism with understanding and patience.

This program is open to everyone and beginners are welcome. No experience with meditation is necessary.

Annual Intention Setting Ceremony

Thu Jan 5, 7–8:30pm EST ONLINE

Join Kimberly for a special evening to uncover your truest motivations, clarify and set an intention of the heart, and learn to support it through 2023 and beyond with self-compassion and wisdom, instead of self-criticism and will-power.

You’ll be led in meditation to ground and clarify your mind and contemplate your deepest aspirations. Then Kim will lead a guided visualization to deeply root your intention in your body and heart. Finally, you’ll create a blessing cord to wear as a reminder of your intention, and we’ll close the ceremony by offering metta and sharing our merit with all beings.

Everyone is welcome at this auspicious event. No experience with meditation or Buddhism is necessary, your good heart is all you need

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom.

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Registration / Schedule

Suggested: $20
Other offering options: free to $30

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member benefits will be applied automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. 

Time zone: US Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5)

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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 is also the author of Steady, Calm, and Brave: 25 Practices of Wisdom and Resilience in a Crisis. 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.