“When Metta meets Grief: Embracing suffering with loving kindness.”

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Instructor: With Cathy Lewis of Nathaniel Meditation Center

When: September 16, 2018 @1:15-2:45pm
(Registration at 1 pm)  

Where: Metta Meditation Center 

We all need to find meaning and purpose in our lives, which can be especially difficult after a devastating loss. As suffering and grief arise, breath practice can sustain life while Metta practice can give it meaning. Metta Meditation helps cultivate love, understanding, and compassion by looking deeply at ourself and others.

Cathy Lewis is a retired psychotherapist whom specialized in treating trauma related disorders. She is the founder of The Nathaniel Meditation Center of Loss and Healing, which grew from her intention to develop a way to teach the value of meditation practice to grieving parents after the loss of her son and only child Nathaniel  in 2012. Cathy is a long-time daily meditation practitioner; and she is currently enrolled in a two year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certificate program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

In this short session, we will examine the origins of Metta practice, discuss how it can transform grief and suffering, and expand and enrich our Metta practice so that it becomes more personal to each student. Asking ourselves “how we can best carry forth the legacy of our loved ones?” will be brought into the discussion.

for more information please call at 507-234-5712 or email [email protected]