Loving Kindness Online – Cultivating Wisdom and Kindness in these Troubling Times
Loving-Kindness Online – Cultivating Wisdom and Kindness in these Troubling Times is a month-long online retreat with Mary O’Callaghan. The retreat will take place on Monday the 9th of November and runs until Friday the 4th of December, (see timetable). The fee is €120. You can book online using the booking form below.
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These are troubling times we are living in and they give rise to feelings of uncertainty, vulnerability and many challenging emotions. In such times it is easy to get lost in catastrophic thinking and to lose sight of feelings of stability and calm. Loving-Kindness practices offer us a wealth of ways that help to bring calm, stability and inner peace in the midst of external uncertainty and confusion.
Mary will draw on ancient teachings and practices of Buddhism, Neuro-Science and Psychology to help us navigate these times skilfully and to discover the many inner resources we have to flourish in the midst of adversity. This retreat is an opportunity to come together daily as a community to support each other and to recognise that what we are going through is part of the common human experience.
Every weekday morning:
- Monday: Talk and Meditation 8 am – 9 am
- Tuesday: Recorded Meditation
- Wednesday: Guided Meditation 8 am – 8.30 am
- Thursday: Guided Meditation 8 am – 8.30 am
- Friday: Guided Meditation, Sharing and Discussion 8am -9.30am (discussion & break-out rooms while recommended are optional)
Each week we will take one of the 4 aspects of the Loving-Kindness practice, i.e., Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity.
Benefits of Loving-Kindness
Loving-Kindness is an age-old practice and when undertaken sincerely has been proven to reduce self-criticism and has overall positive benefits both on how we relate to ourselves and on our relationships with others. Benefits such as restful sleep has also been attributed to this practise. When the heart is at ease restlessness and worry can more easily subside.