Returning to True Love: Mindfulness and Heart

Returning to True Love: Mindfulness and Heart

Sundays 9-10:30pm EDT/6-7:30pm PDT
June 28, July 5, 12, 19 • Online via Zoom
Ages 15-25

Put No One Outside of Your Heart

A Contemplative 4-week Course for Teens and Young Adults

June 28: Loving Kindness toward self and others

July 5: Compassion toward self and others

July 12: Appreciative Joy toward self and others

July 19: Equanimity with our own and others’ journeys (2 hours)

There are 4 powerful heart qualities that each of us can cultivate in our daily lives to bring us greater ease and well being and strengthen our mindfulness practice. These are loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity or inclusiveness. These boundless qualities are intrinsic to each of us and lead us to a deeply fulfilled and awakened life. Our inspiration for the framing and practices to cultivate these qualities come from the Buddhist tradition.

In this 4-week course we will explore:

  • The ways we protect our heart from the world
  • Tools for loving fully with an undefended heart
  • Honoring our stories and living larger than them
  • Practices to help us grow our hearts as wide as the world

In each class we will practice a guided meditation, learn about one of the aspects of true love, and have time for discussion. In the last class, which is 2 hours, all participants will have the opportunity to share briefly about their journeys with true love.

Teachers

Kaira Jewel Lingo profile photo

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Enrique Collazo profile photo

Enrique Collazo

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Cost and Accessibility

The sliding scale for this 4-week Contemplative course is $40 – $150.

If your family earns $75,000 or more per year, then we request that you pay the full price. If your family earns less than $75,000/year, you may self-select an amount to pay. If you are in true economic hardship (e.g, recently lost job, health situation, etc.) we are offering the discounted rate of $40. If you cannot afford the discounted fee please email registrar@ibme.com and we’ll make it work for you. No teen will be turned away for lack of funds.

Note: this course has a limit of 24 participants, so please sign up as soon as possible!