Metta: Calming the Aching Heart
Daylong Retreat with DaeJa Napier
Saturday, December 9
9:30am – 4:30pm
This daylong retreat will offer an environment of peace and quiet that will include guidance and support in the practice of metta. Metta or lovingkindness practice strengthens the mind and softens the heart.
Here, on the verge of the Holiday Season – we are already overwhelmed by the stress associated with the uncertainty and fear that is current in our inner and outer worlds. Stress, in all its forms, is perfectly and profoundly met and transformed through the practice of metta. Metta is likened to a soft rain – that relaxes the grip that fear and ill-will have on the heart. As a result, the practice opens pathways into a reservoir of compassion, wise understanding and equanimity that turn the turbulent heart into a refuge of calm and confidence in our ability to be present in life – under all circumstances.
To register, send a $30.00 check – made out to Laurie Cox – to:
Laurie Cox, 3939 NE Hancock St., Suite 201, Portland, OR 97212
For Questions – call or text Laurie at 503 819 6354
Registration fee: $30. Cash or check only.
The registration fee only covers travel/lodging costs for DaeJa.
Please bring a bag lunch. Chairs are provided. Bring cushions and blankets for sitting, none are available in this space.
Location: Meeting Hall – Friends Meetinghouse
4312 SE Stark St, Portland OR
(Please park on Stark Street or south of Stark St.)
Teacher Dana will be offered at the end of the retreat.
Dana is the time-honored ethic and tradition of expressing gratitude through generosity. Wishing to keep this 2,600 year-old tradition alive, DaeJa receives no remuneration for the time it takes to travel to and fro Portland, her expenses while here, nor for the offering of teachings and support that occurs during a retreat. Please consider the immeasurable value of all that is offered and received. We invite you to respond through dana in support of DaeJa’s livelihood, continuing practice and teaching.