Loving Kindness: Discovering the Love Within

An Evening Workshop

Most of us long to be loved and to become more loving; instead we often find ourselves feeling more and more lonely, frustrated and hard-hearted.

It is a timeless spiritual truth that we all have an immeasurable treasury of love within us, yet we don’t know how to access that love for ourselves or others.

Over 2,500 years ago the Buddha taught his disciples the meditations on Loving Kindness as a way to reconnect with that inner wealth. In modern times these meditations still provide a gentle yet powerful tool for opening our hearts and minds, and developing our love, empathy and kindness far beyond conventional limitations.

The loving kindness practice gently erodes the habits that block our natural feelings of love. We begin by cultivating love for ourselves, which undermines habits of self-judgement and low self-esteem so we can cultivate an authentic friendliness with ourselves. Far from perpetuating selfishness, learning to care for ourselves in a healthy manner paves the way for extending greater love for others. The practices lead us, in a systematic and integrated way, to an increasingly genuine and unconditional love for all.

Loving kindness is a practice which has proved tremendously helpful to both those who are already experienced in other forms of meditation and those who are completely new to meditation.

Using guided practices, this workshop will start to provide the tools to begin to establish loving kindness as a source of nourishment and well-being in your life and to integrate it meaningfully into your everyday reality.

Tuesday May 6, 7:00pm. Please register online here.

$20. $10 for Rigpa members. Work study available.

Andrew WarrAndrew Warr has been studying and practicing Buddhism under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche since 1984.  He became an instructor in 1989 and an International Senior Instructor in 2001. For over ten years he has travelled widely in Europe, North America and Australia giving courses, supporting retreats with Sogyal Rinpoche, and offering instructor training.  He regularly leads short retreats himself in Dzogchen Beara and is active in designing Rigpa courses. Andrew specialises in meditation, loving kindness and bodhichitta.

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