Cultivating and Deepening in Lovingkindness Practice

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New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.


Date(s) - 07/19/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm




New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.

Event Details

Cultivating and Deepening in Lovingkindness Practice

with Elaine Retholtz

Five Thursdays: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16
10am – 12:00pm

If you are new or relatively new to Lovingkindness (metta) practice, this course will provide a solid foundation for practice and investigation. If you are more experienced in metta practice and want to deepen your understanding of metta as an insight practice, this course will provide an opportunity to investigate the insights that arise as we cultivate a heart and mind less prone to greed, hatred and delusion. In the process of practicing metta, we will naturally encounter opportunities to cultivate the other Brahma Viharas: Karuna (Compassion), Mudita (Empathetic Joy), and Upekkha (Equanimity). We will explore the insight potential of each of these as well.

This course is not available for drop-in attendance.

Teacher payment is included in registration fee.

The NYI Scholarship Fund allows NYI to offer scholarships to those who may not be able to afford registration costs. New York Insight is committed to ensuring that our Dharma offerings are available to all, regardless of ability to pay. To apply, click here.



Elaine Retholtz

Elaine RetholtzElaine Retholtz has been studying and practicing the Dharma since 1988. In addition to teaching Dharma at New York Insight, she is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and has a deep interest in helping students integrate mindfulness practice into daily life. Elaine is committed to deepening her own understanding of issues of diversity and the way racial conditioning in the United States affects all of us — both as individuals and in relationship to the institutions we are a part of, including New York Insight. She’s been involved in New York Insight’s diversity efforts for many years, serving on the diversity committee, and working with others to create spaces - for diverse groups of practitioners as well as for white practitioners meeting separately - to explore these issues within a Dharma frame.