In this weekend retreat, we learn how to distinguish skillful habits that lead to awareness and a sense of deep connection, and free ourselves from unskillful habits that reinforce a sense of separation. Mindfulness allows us to reach into our hearts and open them, reorienting to compassion. Through lovingkindness practice, we can cultivate courage by taking risks to break free of the limits and expectations of love that we habitually carry for so long. In doing so, we can gradually create a spaciousness of mind that allows for a more direct, experiential relationship with ourselves and others. This offers us a deeper sense of freedom and connection in everyday life.