Please join me for this 4-week course
on the Buddhist metta bhavana practice
and surrounding topics including
compassion, forgiveness, self-love, and belonging.
The next course runs:
July 28th - August 24th, 2019
spaces are limited.
i recommend registering PROMPTLY.
Week 1: The EXPERIENCE OF AN OPEN HEART
In this class, we’ll discuss what it’s like to live with a more open heart, and how to get there. Topics will include an overview of the metta bhavana practice, the willingness to feel, and the common barriers we put up against a more open, loving heart.
Week 2: GETTING TO COMPASSION
In this class, we’ll discuss the suffering that underlies all wrong-thought and wrong-doing, and learn to find our way out of judgement and into compassion.
Week 3: FORGIVENESS
In this class, we’ll discuss forgiveness and how to find your own way through it. We’ll also begin our discussion of the uniquely Western expressions of suffering that arise in our highly-individualized cultural system — expressions of suffering that aren’t typically addressed in the context of the Buddhist teachings on loving-kindness.
Week 4: SELF-LOVE & BELONGING
In this class, we’ll discuss the importance of self-love and how to reclaim it. We’ll also discuss the importance of belonging and of generosity in the equation of self-fulfillment.
How It Works
Just before our start date, you’ll be invited into an exclusive group on Mighty Networks with your fellow loving-kindness classmates. Mighty Networks allows for more intentional community building and sharing, and will not draw you into the meanderings of Facebook.
On Sunday, July 28th, August 4th, 11th, and 18th, you’ll receive a series of lessons, with some homework to do throughout the week.
On Saturday, August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, we’ll meet at 9:30am PST for a live 90 minute conference call to discuss the topics of the week. These calls are recorded so you’ll have access to them any time if you miss one or all of them.
In the conference calls, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share your stories, insights, and challenges about the topic of the week.
Our private community on Mighty Networks can be used throughout the course to engage with your classmates. It’s my hope to create a very real community, even in our virtual setting.
Tuition & Scholarships
EARLYBIRD TUITION is $175 (EarlyBird deadline is JUNE 28th, 2019)
REGULAR TUITION is $200.
SPECIAL OFFER: REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE AS A GROUP OF 3 AND RECEIVE 30% OFF THE REGULAR TUITION (MAKING THE COURSE $140 EACH), OR A GROUP OF 4 AND RECEIVE 40% OFF THE REGULAR TUITION (MAKING THE COURSE $120 EACH). Please EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS.
If you cannot afford the course tuition but feel this course could help you, please contact me about the possibility of some financial assistance from my scholarship fund.
Space is limited, so I recommend registering promptly.
Know someone who would ENjoy this course?
PLEASE CONSIDER SharING IT with them.🖤
Julia is a writer, teacher, and healer helping individuals find more balanced, fulfilling ways to live. She has been practicing meditation and mindfulness since 1993, and guiding people through the Inner Work process since 2010. Please consider reading some testimonials for a sense of what it's like to work with her and learn from her.