On Campus Program

The Art of Loving-Kindness A Meditation and Yoga Retreat


Eastern contemplative traditions universally believed that a loving heart was the fruit of all meditative practice. Over time, the cultivation of loving-kindness (metta meditation) became a highly sophisticated art in both the yoga and the Buddhist traditions.   

Join acclaimed author and teacher Stephen Cope and his dear friend Missy Brown for a three-day program focused on the systematic cultivation of loving-kindness. This on campus program will include 

  • Loving-kindness practices, as well as other forms of meditation that support compassion and equanimity 
  • Dharma talks, group sharing, journaling, and chanting 
  • Daily mindful yoga practices. 

This relaxed, friendly atmosphere welcomes practitioners of all levels of experience to encourage a deeper understanding of the importance of loving-kindness. 

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Spiritual Practice and Inquiry


Stephen Cope, MSW, Kripalu's Scholar Emeritus, is the best-selling author of The Great Work of Your Life and Yoga and the Quest for the True Self.

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Missy Brown E-RYT 500, E-RCYT, YACEP is a dedicated seasoned yoga and wellness practitioner with over 40 years of personal practice and 25 years of joyful service and playful teaching.

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