This six-week course, taught by meditation teacher Kimberly Brown, incorporates western psychological techniques with traditional practices and instructions to help you develop a healthy relationship to yourself.
Though compassion is often confused with putting others’ welfare above our own, Buddhist philosophy understands that genuine self-concern is the necessary foundation for kindness and compassion towards all beings. Recent western research indicates that compassion and lovingkindness are inherent human qualities, which everyone can develop. In this unique offering, we’ll look at the difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence, transform emotional barriers and resistances, and learn to work with self-judgements and criticism through understanding and patience.
This course is designed for both beginners and more experienced meditators, and will include guided lovingkindness meditation and discussion. Students are encouraged to commit to daily meditation practice. Chairs and cushions will be provided.
Dates: Saturdays Feb 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Members, seniors & full time students: $120 // $150
Registration is for all 6 weeks. Drop-in not available.
Kimberly Brown is the Executive Director and a teacher at The Interdependence Project (IDP), a secular Buddhist center in NYC. A graduate of the IDP Meditation Teacher Training Program, Kimberly studies Tibetan and American Buddhism, and her teachers include Sharon Salzberg and Lama Norlha Rinpoche. With a background in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Kimberly practices and teaches lovingkindness meditation to realize the inherent kindness and wisdom found within each of us.