“The practice of lovingkindness meditation brings to life our innate capacity for connecting to ourselves and others” – Sharon Salzberg
Join best-selling author + renowned mindfulness and meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg to explore self-compassion in this two hour mini-workshop. Including yoga with Catherine Ibsen, RYT200, meditation, and a dharma talk with Sharon Salzberg, this workshop will focus on building self-compassion with mindful movement and Lovingkindness meditation.
Lovingkindness is a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. It is traditionally offered with meditations that enrich compassion, and joy in the happiness of others, and also deepen our own sense of peace. These practices lead to the development of concentration, connection, fearlessness, and genuine happiness. Sharon Salzberg will introduce these teachings and support us in our own experience and cultivation of these qualities through direct instruction and guided meditation.
About Sharon Salzberg
Sharon Salzberg is a New York Times Best-selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein.
From Wikipedia: Sharon Salzberg (born 1952) is a New York Times Best selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. In 1974, she co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Her emphasis is on vipassanā (insight) and mettā (loving-kindness) methods, and has been leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades. All of these methods have their origins in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
Her books include Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, A Heart as Wide as the World, Real Happiness – The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, which was on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2011 and the follow-up Real Happiness at Work.
About Catherine Ibsen, Ph. D.
Catherine Ibsen, Ph. D., is a local Licensed Psychologist who integrates techniques from psychology, yoga, the neurosciences and Buddhism. Recently she has completed training in Mindfulness Yoga through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre California and has been teaching mindfulness focused yoga classes in the area for five years. She has been instrumental in developing the Bhavana Community which is sponsoring Sharon Salzberg’s visit to Wilmington.
Date & Time
Friday, February 26
1:00pm – 3:00pm
$35.00 after February 25
$30.00 before February 25