HEART PRACTICES FROM THE YOGA AND BUDDHIST TRADITIONS
With Barbara Kaplan &
“With a loving heart as the background, all that we attempt, all that we encounter will open and flow easily —Jack Kornfield
Join us for an exploration of compassion and loving kindness practices from two great spiritual traditions. Both Buddhist and Yogic practices help us to develop qualities of heart that connect us to ourselves and others. In Yoga, the emphasis is on developing the fourth chakra of the heart. In Buddhism, the focus is on developing compassion and loving kindness through wishing ourselves and others happiness and wellbeing.
Through direct experience we will explore the confluence of these two approaches to developing the heart. We will also examine the emerging science on the benefits of compassion and loving kindness practice.
Each evening will include: Yoga asanas, guided meditation, discussion, a dharma talk, and restorative yoga
Dates: Four consecutive Sundays: January 8, 15, 22, & 29 and February 12, March 19, April 30, and June 4
Appropriate for people with at least some prior experience with yoga and meditation
To sign up please contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $25 per person
$30 drop-in per class.
Barbara Kaplan has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1989. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, certified Yoga Therapist and she assists SE trainings.
Denis Udall has studied Buddhist psychology and practiced insight/mindfulness and loving kindness meditation since 2000 with senior teachers in the western Theravada tradition. He is an Education Program Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.