Metta

  • Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500,Integrative Yoga Therapist - C-IAYT

    Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500,Integrative…
    Peggy Profant E-RYT 500

    Peggy Profant E-RYT 500
    Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500,Integrative Yoga Therapist - C-IAYT +1
    Your guides
    Zen Spirit Yoga Resort – Costa Rica Costa Rica
    Dec 1 - 18, 2019 (18 days)
    • transport
      Airport pick-up available (extra cost), Airport drop-off available (extra cost)
    • group
      24 People per group
    • meals
      3 Meals provided each day. Vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, includes-meat, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free options available
    • accommodation
      Private, shared rooms available
  • Nishan Disanayake

    Nishan Disanayake
    Nishan Disanayake
    Your guide
    One Yoga – Surat Thani Thailand Surat Thani Thailand
    Dec 3 - 14, 2019 (12 days)
    Meditation Teacher Training Foundations & Inner Healing Retreat (10 days, 60hrs) Cultivate deeper inner peace and deeper unconditional love Your own state of inner peace and unconditional love brings peace and inspiration to people you guide, this may be the most important factor in your success as a meditation teacher. Psychic readings and deep healing meditations throughout the course will…
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  • Hendrik van der Merwe

    Hendrik van der Merwe
    Hendrik van der Merwe
    Your guide
    The Heart of Healing – Western Cape South Africa Western Cape South Africa
    Nov 18 - 30, 2019 (13 days)
    • transport
      Airport pick-up available (extra cost), Airport drop-off available (extra cost)
    • group
      10 People per group
    • meals
      3 Meals provided each day. Vegan, vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free options available
    • accommodation
      Private, shared, camping rooms available
  • Alexander Mallon

    Alexander Mallon
    Nina Rao

    Nina Rao
    Brooke Myers

    Brooke Myers
    Alexander Mallon +5
    Your guides
    Menla Retreat & Spa – Phoenicia New York Phoenicia New York
    Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020 (6 days)
    On this retreat we will invoke Krishna-Radha, Sita-Ram, Lokeshvara, Tara, and Hanuman, celebrating their tireless divine efforts to save the world from needless suffering with chanting, learning, meditating, and energizing and healing the body. This retreat combines Krishna Das’ bhakti and universal love teachings—descended from his guru, Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba—with Bob's teachings on…
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  • David Roma

    David Roma
    David Roma
    Your guide
    Tambon Ban Pao Chang Wat Chiang Mai Thailand Tambon Ban Pao Chang Wat Chiang Mai Thailand
    Feb 15 - 22, 2020 (8 days)
    • group
      20 People per group
    • meals
      3 Meals provided each day. Vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, ayurvedic, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free options available
    • accommodation
      Private, shared rooms available
  • Ioannis Sampsonidis

    Ioannis Sampsonidis
    Ioannis Sampsonidis
    Your guide
    Chania Greece Chania Greece
    Mar 15 - 30, 2020 (16 days)
    Thai Massage Training in a family-like setting:Υou will learn the basic routine of this wonderful healing art from Thailand. At the end of the program, for which you need no prior knowledge, you will be able to safely conduct a whole body Traditional Thai Massage. You will also be taught a special Qigong form, a special Yoga routine, and a Self-massage program, all tailored to the needs of a Thai…
  • Gregory Kramer

    Gregory Kramer
    Gregory Kramer
    Your guide
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Kincumber South New South Wales Australia Kincumber South New South Wales Australia
    Dec 5 - 9, 2019 (5 days)
    During this retreat, with the support of Insight Dialogue and silent meditation, we will explore six tenets that will help us to craft a whole life path rooted in early Buddhist teachings, and one that suits our character and circumstances. This retreat will empower us to touch the suttas as living teachings, and to participate in a community dedicated to the development of meditative qualities…
  • Maya Magennis

    Maya Magennis
    Maya Magennis
    Your guide
    International Yoga – Makawao Hawaii Makawao Hawaii
    Mar 14 - 19, 2020 (6 days)
    The magic of Maui is the perfect backdrop for this special 5-day retreat full of yoga, meditation, and self-care.  The lush grounds of Lumeria are the perfect place to rejuvenate and retreat, offering the ultimate sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the rest of your life.  Nestled between the two historic plantation towns of Makawao and Paia, the six-acre property is surrounded by stunning…
  • Venerable Canda

    Venerable Canda
    Venerable Canda
    Your guide
    The Sharpham Trust – Totnes United Kingdom Totnes United Kingdom
    Dec 8 - 14, 2019 (7 days)
    Metta, or loving kindness, is a boundless quality of heart that embraces all beings, including oneself. Metta overcomes the tensions that arise from human interaction, by gradually dissolving the forces of selfishness at their root. It is therefore a great peace-maker and promoter of harmony. The Buddha said that whatever one frequently reflects upon becomes the inclination of the mind…
  • Jill Shepherd

    Jill Shepherd
    Jill Shepherd
    Your guide
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Barre Massachusetts Barre Massachusetts
    Dec 3 - 8, 2019 (6 days)
    The goal of the Buddhist path is sometimes defined as “liberation through non-clinging.” But what is meant by clinging? In the First Noble Truth, the Buddha proclaimed that there is dukkha (suffering, stress, distress, unsatisfactoriness), and he defined dukkha in short as “the five clinging-aggregates” of form, feeling-tone, perception, formations, and consciousness. To have any…
  • Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Pueblo Colorado Pueblo Colorado
    Nov 17, 2019 (1 day)
    Join Ranger Hazel our River Campus naturalist November 17, on National Take a Hike Day! An annual event created to get you outdoors for some fresh air, scenery, and exercise. Take a scenic walk across the river and prairie trails, get that heart pumping and breath in the crisp fall air while Hazel interprets the local landscape. You never know what you’ll find out on the trail! Hike…
  • Ranger Pine

    Ranger Pine
    Ranger Pine
    Your guide
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Beulah Valley Colorado Beulah Valley Colorado
    Dec 1, 2019 (1 day)
    Sticking with our annual tradition, we’ll be hiking off the holiday calories with a hike along the late autumn trails of the Mountain Park. Please join us for a nice dose of nature as an antidote to the busyness of the holiday season that is getting underway! Hike Difficulty: Moderate Dress to be outdoors. Wear good hiking shoes. Bring water and a light snack. Trails are generally in good…
  • Janet Surrey

    Janet Surrey
    Janet Surrey
    Your guide
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Arlington Massachusetts Arlington Massachusetts
    Nov 23, 2019 (1 day)
    Insight Dialogue is a relationally engaged meditation practice in the Theravadan Insight tradition. The practice rests on the power of meditating together to cultivate wisdom and compassion and to release the tangled roots of our shared human suffering. In this workshop, we will introduce the six meditation guidelines of Insight Dialogue (pause, relax, open, attune to emergence, listen deeply, and…
  • Steven Smith

    Steven Smith
    Michele McDonald

    Michele McDonald
    Steven Smith +1
    Your guides
    Hollyhock Leadership Centre – Mansons Landing British Columbia Mansons Landing British Columbia
    Apr 22 - May 6, 2020 (15 days)
    Experience practicing Metta (unconditional love and kindness) and Vipassana (insight) meditation on beautiful Cortes Island. Discover the four immeasurables (unconditional love, wise compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity) through meditations that fuse these fundamental spiritual emotions with the intuitive wisdom of Vipassana. Develop compassionate awareness and a more loving heart with a…
  • Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Pueblo Colorado Pueblo Colorado
    Dec 28, 2019 (1 day)
    The 9th Annual Raptor Resolution Run will take place at the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center River Campus at 10:00 AM on Saturday December 28, 2019. There will be a 5-mile run and 2 ½-mile walk. The course is relatively flat and winds through a scenic area near and sometimes next to the Arkansas River to the west of the Center. Register now for a lower price! Online registration ends on…
  • You are free. You are the infinite space. The craving to be free is yet another bondage. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  • Gregory Kramer

    Gregory Kramer
    Gregory Kramer
    Your guide
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Camperdown New South Wales Australia Camperdown New South Wales Australia
    Dec 1, 2019 (1 day)
    We will come together to practice Insight Dialogue, an interpersonal process that brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and the power of relationship to support insight into the nature, causes, and release of human suffering. In solo silent meditation, and meditating in dialogue with one another, we will cultivate inquiry into this shared human experience and…
  • Florence Meleo-Meyer

    Florence Meleo-Meyer
    Janet Surrey

    Janet Surrey
    Florence Meleo-Meyer +1
    Your guides
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Easthampton Massachusetts Easthampton Massachusetts
    Dec 7, 2019 (1 day)
    In this season of diminishing daylight, we cultivate and celebrate the light of awareness as we turn toward the darkness of night and winter. The words “make of yourself a light” are said to be the Buddha’s last words. In this daylong retreat, we will introduce the engaged co-meditation practice of Insight Dialogue and explore the flow and rhythms of practicing alone in silent practice and…
  • Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs
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    Earthkeeper Nature School is now taking pre-registrations for the 2019/2020 school year, with classes scheduled to begin the week of August 12, 2019. You can pre-register for the 2-half day/week preschool, 4-half day/week preschool, the 2-half day/week kindergarten or the 4 half-day/week kindergarten.  If you want to be sure your child has a spot, please pre-register. We will then send you the…
  • Gregory Kramer

    Gregory Kramer
    Jill Shepherd

    Jill Shepherd
    Gregory Kramer +1
    Your guides
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs
    Feb 29 - Mar 29, 2020 (30 days)
    An Integrated Practice of Insight Dialogue and Vipassana Meditation Registration to Open in November. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to experience a depth of practice that benefits from the strengths of both relational and individual silent meditation. It has been a long-held wish of Gregory’s to offer a month-long retreat.  He describes it as an opportunity for extending our…
  • Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

    Bhikkhu Sukhacitto
    Bhikkhu Sukhacitto
    Your guide
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Berlin Berlin Germany Berlin Berlin Germany
    Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019 (3 days)
    Die Kraft und die Herausforderung des gemeinsamen Meditierens: Einsichtsdialog ist eine zwischenmenschliche Meditationspraxis auf der Grundlage von Vipassana. Durch den Dialog wird die Achtsamkeit und Geistesruhe der traditionellen stillen Meditationsübung in die Interaktion mit anderen eingebracht. Das ermöglicht uns Dinge, die wir normalerweise in der Geschäftigkeit unseres Lebens übersehen,…
  • Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs
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    The park's wildflowers are popping up as the springtime takes hold. If you would like a field guide to help you identify the many wildflowers that call Pueblo Mountain Park home, then PLANTS OF PUEBLO MOUNTAIN PARK is the perfect companion to have with you as you walk the park's roads or hike its trails. Written by MPEC's Founder Dave Van Manen, the book provides an in-depth look at dozens of…
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    The group meets in the evenings, 8-10:30pm. Please contact us for more information and scheduled meeting dates.
  • Tara  Frances

    Tara Frances
    Tara Frances
    Your guide
    Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre – Medlow Bath New South Wales Australia Medlow Bath New South Wales Australia
    Apr 10 - 13, 2020 (4 days)
    Tara encourages a relaxed and spacious approach to meditation to support the development of confidence and independence in practice.  The retreat comprises instruction and formal practice sessions in both metta (lovingkindness) and mindfulness meditation, as well as an engaged attention to everyday activities. These will be presented within the context of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.
  • Vito Politano

    Vito Politano
    Vito Politano
    Your guide
    International Yoga – California United States California United States
    Sep 19 - 26, 2020 (8 days)
    Join Vito for a week of yoga and metta meditation in Umbria, Italy — a culturally and energetically rich region known for its medieval hillside towns, dense forests, and divine cuisine. During this retreat you will enjoy twice daily yoga practices with Vito that will help you explore, strengthen and open your body and mind through deep asana and meditation practices. You will also have the…
  • Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Pueblo Colorado Pueblo Colorado
    Dec 12, 2019 (1 day)
    Full Moon Winter Solstice Walk 2019 Hundreds of luminaria will glow along the river trail on this magical evening as we celebrate the approach of the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. Take a stroll through this winter wonderland. This program is free of charge though $5 parking fee is required. Warm refreshments and treats are available for a donation in the Main Riverfront Building.…
  • Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Loenen Gelderland Netherlands Loenen Gelderland Netherlands
    Feb 29 - Mar 29, 2020 (30 days)
    The retreat is currently full with a short waiting list.  We are still taking applications and recommend filling out the registration form soon if you are interested in attending The 2020 Month-Long Retreat of Integrated Practice of Insight Dialogue and Vipassana RETREAT DESCRIPTION In a whole life path approach to Dhamma, periods committed solely to meditation have a special place. When the…
  • Jill Shepherd

    Jill Shepherd
    Jill Shepherd
    Your guide
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Douglas Park New South Wales Australia Douglas Park New South Wales Australia
    Jun 6 - 12, 2020 (7 days)
    This seven-day retreat draws on the strengths of both silent and relational insight meditation to support an engaged exploration of the Buddha’s core teachings on freedom: freedom from afflictive states such as anger, fear, sadness, greed; and freedom to live with more ease, happiness, and peace. In conjunction with the Newcastle Insight Meditation and Insight Dialogue communities*, this…
  • Sayādaw U Indaka

    Sayādaw U Indaka
    Sayādaw U Indaka
    Your guide
    Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre – Medlow Bath New South Wales Australia Medlow Bath New South Wales Australia
    Nov 20 - 29, 2020 (10 days)
    Sayadaw U Indaka is the abbot of the Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centres (CMMC) in Yangon and Pyin Oo Lwin.  Sayadaw will conduct a 10-day intensive metta (lovingkindness) retreat with the support of his translator Mimmi. Mimmi (May Myint Oo) has practiced vipassana and metta meditation for many years. Since 2004 she is Sayadaw’s translator whenever he travels and teaches abroad. This is an…
  • Venerable Virañani

    Venerable Virañani
    Venerable Virañani
    Your guide
    Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre – Medlow Bath New South Wales Australia Medlow Bath New South Wales Australia
    Jul 31 - Aug 9, 2020 (10 days)
    This retreat is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators, and will include both Metta & Vipassana practice The practice of loving-kindness (mettā bhāvana) aims at the cultivation of a loving, benevolent attitude towards all living beings. Since the time of the Buddha, this form of meditation has been used as a practice in itself, and as a support for the development and…
  • Bart van Melik

    Bart van Melik
    Janet Surrey

    Janet Surrey
    Bart van Melik +1
    Your guides
    Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Barre Massachusetts Barre Massachusetts
    Feb 20 - 23, 2020 (4 days)
    This course will explore the central importance and practice of noble friendship (kalyāṇa-mitta) in engaging the four noble truths of suffering and the end of suffering. We will introduce the guidelines of Insight Dialogue as a formal practice of noble friendship. Walking the path together, we can investigate how to fully receive and be with the challenges of our lives. We will contemplate…
  • Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs – Bristol England United Kingdom Bristol England United Kingdom
    Apr 10 - 12, 2020 (3 days)
    Details to follow – for now, please save the dates.

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