Course

Natural Open Heartedness: An In-depth Journey in the Practice of Loving Kindness

A 10 Week Online Course for experienced meditators

MONDAY EVENINGS, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 23

The flowering of kindness in the human heart is the key to lasting happiness. As corny as that sounds, when we soften our defenses and let ourselves feel our natural open-heartedness, we begin to unleash a transformative and healing power in our life. Kindness possesses a gentle power to dissolve our sense of isolation, and allows us to open more fully to ourselves and our lives. This feels especially important right now during this time of divisiveness, uncertainty, and challenges of all kinds. We start by finding compassion and kindness towards ourselves, and then that energy naturally spills over into our life  bringing a deep sense of wholeness, connection and peace.

In this course we will explore and expand upon traditional contemplative practices for cultivating the heart of loving kindness beginning with ourselves and then extending towards others. Not based on any dogma or belief, these contemplations nourish the spirit and bring a sense of greater connection in our lives.

This course is for meditators with a committed regular mindfulness practice of at least one year or more – and is ideally suited for those who have completed at least 2 of our Foundation Level courses or equivalent learning.

Classes will include sessions of mindfulness meditation, guided loving kindness contemplations, teachings and discussion. Readings will be assigned from the modern classic, Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg. Students are responsible for obtaining their own copies of this book.

At ClearLight we strongly believe in the power of retreat practice for integrating what is learned in class and to deepen meditation experience. To encourage considering retreats as a regular part of classes, we offer a special discount when registering for both a course and retreat. Class participants are strongly encouraged to attend the 1-day Retreat, “Practicing Loving Kindness” on Saturday November 7.

Registration Options

We are continuing our special pricing options for those adversely affected by the pandemic. We are now adding a ‘Patron’ price option for those who can afford a price closer to our normal rates. Your support at this level is greatly appreciated and will help us continue to meet our rent obligations until we can resume normal onsite operations. Thank you.

10 Week Online Course

1. EarlyBird Price: $199 (If registered by September 11)
2. Standard Price: $219
3. College/Grad Student Price: $109
4. Patron Price: $249

Package: Course plus Live Online Retreat ‘Practicing Loving Kindness’

5. Early Bird Price: $269 (If registered by September 11)
6. Standard Package Price: $289
7. College/Grad Student: $149
8. Patron Price: $329

Audio Recordings Options

9.   10 Recordings Only: $99
10. 10 Recordings plus Retreat: $169

You will be asked to select an option when you sign up.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties during this crisis, we are offering Generosity Support. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can help. info@clearlightmeditation.org

Read our cancelation policy

A link to the audio recordings for this course will be emailed to all registered participants during the first week of the course.

 

TESTIMONIALS

You guys are serious and laid back at the same time which I really like. I feel that you have acquired real wisdom and experience in the areas that you teach, but I love how you really do “meet people where they are”.
– Past Course Participant
Walking the path under the guidance of Scott and Nancy has transformed my life. I now live it from a place of love, joy, compassion, and peace. When inevitable turmoil happens, it’s transient and I can move through it. I’m no longer whip-sawed around. Each day feels enveloped in gratitude and I feel held by a loving presence.
– N. C., Physical Therapist
The talks on loving kindness were a beautiful blend of wisdom, love, science addressing the challenge of our common reality.
– D. L., Past course participant
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