This course explores the importance of appreciation and gratitude and the true nature of compassion, virtue and loving kindness which overcomes the negative habit patterns of the mind. You will also develop the relationship between our lower mind and the innate state of pure awareness that is the very basis of our being.
Type: Online course
Start Date: Early 2016
Duration: 10 weeks
Level: For anyone with some meditation experience.
Suggested Commitment : 35/40mins meditation, 4/5 times a week
‘Loving Kindness and the Awakened Heart’ explores how to transform the capacity for calm abiding and sustained concentration into the most positive mental attitudes of love, kindness, gratitude and compassion. Through the combination of careful instruction, deep reflection and the gradual maturing of our own insight we learn how these states emerge naturally within us, and that their absence or our difficulty in experiencing them is only the result of the unwholesome patterns and conditioning that block us.
The course is open to everyone but we do recommend that you have some previous experience in meditation. Please email us if you need some guidance on this.
Not only will you learn the powerful meditation practices of Loving Kindness, Appreciative Joy and Compassion, but also how to apply them in a way that brings about profound healing and transformation. These practices not only bring about significant improvement in our sense of well being and connectedness to others, but also help us to dismantle the sabotaging habitual tendencies that hinder us in our experience of these positive attitudes.
Each week you will receive new discourses and instructions, as well as guided meditations that you can download (which range from 15mins to 40mins as we progress through the course).
As with all our online courses, you are supported at every step of the way. You will have a log-in to a dedicated section of the website where you can access the course material and share comments with other course participants. You can also seek personal guidance from the teacher if you should need further clarification at any stage.
Further reading is suggested. Relevant sections of Burg’s book “The Flavour of Liberation” will be available for free on the course website. You may wish to buy this book if you would like to put the relevant sections into their wider context and refer to the full comprehensive guide of meditation.