Living With Kindness: Tapping Into the Power and Wisdom of the Heart

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Living With Kindness: Lovingkindness Practices for Awakening the Heart

Starts March 25. Enroll anytime up until April 21.

In this 28-session self-paced online course we’ll be exploring in depth the quality of metta — often referred to as “lovingkindness.”

Metta is the simple quality of kindness, directed to ourselves and to all beings that we encounter. It begins with an understanding that all beings (ourselves included) desire happiness and well-being, and that those qualities are elusive. It involves accepting that we are all doing a difficult thing in being human.

Kindness is a quality we can increase through training. We can become kinder and more accepting of ourselves. We can deepen our appreciation of and care for our friends. We can become kinder and more patient with relative strangers. And we can reduce the tensions between us and those who we find challenging.

The Benefits

During this event you’ll learn how to:

  • Recognize that kindness (metta) is a quality you already have
  • Connect with your innate kindness for self and others
  • Practice powerful and effective techniques for developing kindness
  • Learn how relating to yourself empathetically opens up the way to being more empathetic toward others.
  • Abandon hatred, ill will, and irritability in favor of kindness
  • Transform your relationships by taking lovingkindness into daily life

The course is suitable for people of all levels of experience, including complete beginners.

Course format

Signing up for this event gives you access to:

  • 28 emails with containing practice suggestions and inspiration
  • Access to seven guided meditations
  • Support and encouragement in our friendly online community

You control the pace of the course you'll never feel you're struggling to keep up: the next email will not be sent to you until you've clicked on a "trigger" link in the previous email.

What other participants have said

  • “I want to express my appreciation. This course has moved my practice deeper and I view life differently now.” David B.
  • “I feel grateful for and appreciate the experience of learning about Loving Kindness. It was inspirational.” Jane M.
  • “You’ve been there whenever we needed good advice. Big thanks!” Maria B.
  • “You absolutely amaze and inspire me.” Anne-Marie L.
  • “Thank you so much for this program. I find it thought provoking and stimulating. I’m learning so much and loving it.” Dodi C.

About the instructor

Bodhipaksa has been practicing Buddhist meditation for over 30 years, and teaching for around 25 years. He formerly taught meditation in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Montana, and for several years ran a thriving retreat center in the Scottish Highlands. He is the author of more than a dozen books and audiobooks, and has been published in six languages. In 2001 he founded Wildmind, an online meditation center. He has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist order since 1993. He is originally from Scotland, but now lives in New Hampshire. He has two children.


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