Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Compassion Training Weekend Retreat January 2014


January 24 -26, 2014
Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday 10-6 pm, Sunday 10-1:30 pm

Where: The ID Project 302 Bowery, NYC
Leading the retreat: Kim Brown and Lawrence Grecco

Loving-kindness is a form of love that truly is an ability, and, as research scientists have shown, it can be learned. - IDP Lineage Mentor Sharon Salzberg
As qualities inherent in every human being, compassion and loving-kindness can be developed and cultivated through practice and training.  With effort, each and every person can learn to be more compassionate, kinder, and more patient. Transform your relationship to yourself, your family, your community, and your world by learning metta and tonglen; contemplative techniques designed to exercise the heart and open the mind. 

IDP Weekend retreats are a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the practices and teachings of the Buddhist tradition in the support of a group environment. The focus of this retreat will be the Buddha's original teachings on metta meditation and the Tibetan practice of tonglen. The retreat will include talks, practice instruction, in-depth meditation, short yoga breaks, and discussion.

Yoga will be led by IDP instructor Kim Stetz.  These brief stretch breaks are approximately 10-15 minutes long and are designed to be supportive of sitting meditation practice. No prior knowledge of yoga is required. 
This practice-based retreat will take place Friday evening 7 - 9 pm, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, and Sunday 10 am-1:30 pm, leaving students ample time to relax and integrate the practice on Sunday afternoon. Participate one, two or all three days.
There will be lunch breaks on Saturday and Sunday, but lunch will not be provided. Participants should bring a bag lunch or choose from the array of diverse eateries in the neighborhood.

Registration and more information here.

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