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Awakening Metta through Meditative Practice: A Daylong Retreat with DaeJa Napier

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

The Buddha taught metta; lovingkindness as a complimentary practice to Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Working together, they serve to awaken powerful healing energies that brighten and lift the mind to increasing levels of well-being – from which compassion, appreciative-joy and equanimity flow like a gentle river into our everyday lives.

The practice of metta is a journey to the center of the heart. Whether cultivating metta in daily life or in retreat, it offers protection from being caught in an adversarial view of life. Likened to a soft rain, it relaxes the painful grip of fear and ill-will. As a result, metta engenders greater trust in ourselves and others – increasing our ability to support the greater good that exists in each moment.

DaeJa Napier is the founding and guiding teacher of the Brahma-Vihara Foundation. She teaches Vipassana meditation with an emphasis on the cultivation of the four Brahma Viharas: loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity. She has been practicing and studying in various Buddhist traditions since 1974. Her root teacher is the late Zen Master Seung Sahn. Her practice continues to be enriched through intensive practice under the guidance of Asian and Western teachers including Sayadaw U Pandita, Pa Auk Sayadaw and her western mentor, Joseph Goldstein. DaeJa has dedicated her life to exploring the traditional pathways to awakening and their application in daily life. 

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