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October 24–26, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

The Practice of Loving-Kindness: A Meditation and Yoga Weekend

Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope
Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is one of America’s leading meditation teachers and authors. A student of Buddhism since 1971, she has led meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana, or insight meditation)…
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Stephen Cope

Stephen Cope, MSW, Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador, is the founder and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Yoga and the Quest for the…
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For all levels.

The Buddhist and yoga traditions both hold that it is possible to systematically cultivate feelings of loving-kindness, or what yoga philosophy refers to as “friendliness toward all beings.” These two great traditions each developed practices designed to promote the experiences of inner balance, happiness, and equanimity, as well as compassion (karuna), and sympathetic joy (mudita).

Join renowned teachers Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope for a weekend of loving-kindness practice (metta meditation) and yoga. The program sessions are designed to bring you an experience of on-the-mat yoga practice and sitting meditation that fosters loving-kindness, along with a basic understanding of the importance of metta and yoga in the overall vision of the contemplative traditions. Sharon and Stephen cultivate a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, welcoming people at all levels of yoga and meditation experience, including beginners.

Recommended reading Sharon Salzberg, Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation; Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 11.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 11.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
  • 11.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge