A half-day, Sunday afternoon retreat in Mindfulness Meditation with Radhule Weininger, to create a refuge for calming the mind, opening the heart and finding peace with ourselves and others through gently guided meditations, including Metta (Loving-kindness) meditation. All are welcome, those with a practice and beginners.
Mindfulness helps to cultivate dual awareness of both our inner state of mind and heart and the awareness of the world in front of us. This practice helps to increase inner calm and self-knowing, as well as more balance and skillfulness concerning our interactions with others. Metta meditation helps develop “exquisite empathy” which is a heartfelt, well-boundaried, sensitively attuned and highly present way of being with ourselves and others. Through this practice we can develop our innate self-compassion and compassion for others.
There will be an opportunity for practicing sitting and walking meditation as well as Metta/Lovingkindness meditation. We often speak of mindfulness not only as bare attention but as affectionate attention. Woven into it is an orientation towards kindness and seeing deeply into the nature of things, which invites us to see how all is interconnected.
Program Leader – Radhule Weininger, MD, PhD, practices psychotherapy and has studied Mindfulness meditation in Dharmsala, India, Indonesia and with Jack Kornfield through Spirit Rock Buddhist Center and with Alan Wallace.