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Opening the Heart with John Blackburn
October 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Buddha taught that liberation of the heart comes from the practice of Metta (Loving Kindness) meditation.
Metta transforms the way we relate to ourself, to others and to reality. It dissolves habit patterns that prevent us from living and loving in a wholehearted way. As these habits dissolve, the heart’s natural health and wisdom begin to emerge in relationships.
Metta is one of four inter-related practices for healing the heart and mind. As each week takes us progressively deeper into the experience of Metta, we will also be learning how to practice Mudita (Joy), Karuna (Compassion) and Upekka (Equanimity).
Please note that drop-ins will not be accepted after the first class.
This is a donation based series, however there is a suggested donation of $60. This is a suggested donation and participants are free to give more or less, depending on their circumstances.
John Blackburn, Ph. D., has been practicing meditation for over forty years. He has studied with teachers in several traditions including Zen and
Vipassana (Insight). He is Chairman of the Board of the Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring City, NC. John leads a local sitting group at the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness. He also serves as a hospice volunteer.