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Half-Day Loving-Kindness Retreat with John Bruna
November 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Half-Day Loving-Kindness Retreat – Online and In-Person
“Loving-kindness allows us to address the unhealthy behavior and activities of others in skillful ways, focusing on their behaviors, not their value as a human being. Just as a loving mother may set boundaries or have consequences for their children, it is done with the motivation to help provide the best for them.” – John Bruna
On Sunday, November 19th, our spiritual director, John Bruna will facilitate this timely retreat focused on developing the wisdom and application of loving-kindness for self and others. In these challenging times, the development of loving-kindness is a profound method for healing ourselves and our communities.
When we cultivate loving-kindness, we are cultivating the direct antidote to the mental and emotional states of anger and hatred. As Martin Luther King Jr. expressed, “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” We cannot have love and hate for the same thing at the same time. Although love can quickly turn to hate and hate into love, they cannot fully exist simultaneously at the same moment for the same object.
As we cultivate the wisdom and practice of loving-kindness, we free ourselves of hatred, develop more peace and ease, and improve our relationships, and become more skillful in our interactions, including those we find difficult or challenging.
Loving-Kindness is universal to all and not limited to any spiritual or religious tradition. This is a practical practice that you will be able to incorporate immediately into your life.
The retreat will be both in-person and online and will consist of three sessions that are approximately fifty minutes long with a short break in between sessions. Everyone will receive audio of the guided meditation practice. As usual, John will be donating his time. All donations will go to the Way of Compassion Foundation.
Date and Time: Sunday, November 19, 2023
- Pacific Time: 8 am to 11 am
- Mountain Time: 9 am to 12 pam
- Central Time: 10 am to 1 pm
- Eastern Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Cost: By donation. This event is hosted by the Way of Compassion Foundation. John is donating his time to support the foundation. You may offer any amount. All donations are tax-deductible.
Register: To register make a secure donation below (any amount). If you would like to register by check or in person at the retreat, email or call us, email@example.com or 970-704-5512.
If you come in person, bring a lunch and we will share a meal after the retreat.
Online Attendees: The retreat will use the Zoom online webinar platform. There will be breaks and time for reflection, and questions and answers.