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Lovingkindness and the Open Heart: Obstacles to Lovingkindness
with Lodro Rinzler and Patrick Groneman
The Interdependence Project
302 Bowery 3rd Floor (Ring Middle Buzzer)New York 10012
Mon, 8/1/2011, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
This class is being offered as a part of a four-week course (Monday nights, July 25 - August 15) and is also is open on a drop in basis to all. Participation in all four weeks is recommended, but not required.
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"Love can go anywhere. Nothing can obstruct it...No external condition can prevent love; no one and no thing can stop it." - Sharon Salzberg
Metta is the word for friendship or lovingkindness in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. Metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others, and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, and genuine happiness.
Join Lodro Rinzler and Patrick Groneman for four weeks of practice, teaching and discussions that will explore how we can cultivate lovingkindness in our relationships with ourselves and others.
Lodro Rinzler is a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. He currently serves as the Development Officer for Shambhala International and Interim Director of the New York Shambhala Center. Lodro’s column, What Would Sid Do, appears in the Huffington Post and on the IDP blog each week and he is currently working on a book for Shambhala Publications.
Patrick Groneman, Associate Director
Patrick is a practicing video artist and meditator and is currently enrolled in IDP's introductory facilitator training program. In 2006, he co-founded the multi-media collective Wunderkrafthaus, which explored the role that creativity and media play in the shaping of individual consciousness. He studied Painting and Video Art at theMaryland Institute College of Art, and has studied Buddhism and Meditation at the ID Project, the NY Shambhala Center, the Village Zendo ,the Insight Meditation Society and NY Insight Center. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with aspirations of cooking you something delicious. namenorg.wordpress.com
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