Loving Kindness Course: Opening Your Heart
with Fidelma Farley
We all want to experience love and kindness in our lives but may often find it difficult to open our hearts, fearing that we’ll be hurt or taken advantage of. Overcoming the inner critic and being caring and kind to ourselves can be even more difficult. Often, it’s our busy, packed lives that distract us from connecting more deeply to ourselves and others.
And yet we know that we are at our happiest when we feel connected to those around us and are at ease in our own hearts.
What does the Loving Kindness Course Involve?
While we all have the capacity to live from our hearts, sometimes we struggle to bring kindness to ourselves and others.
This five week course will teach the Loving Kindness meditation practice, which develops the ability to connect to your heart, by bringing a gentle, kindly awareness to your emotional responses to yourself and others.
We will also explore other ways of bringing loving kindness into your everyday life, by simple practices that develop positive emotions such as gratitude, generosity and compassion.
Combining the age-old wisdom of the Loving Kindness meditation practice with insights from contemporary science to allow you develop and deepen kindness, compassion and contentment in yourself and in your life.
Through meditation and the simple, everyday practices, the course will guide you to develop emotional self-awareness and resilience, self-compassion and compassion for others, and a greater appreciation of the simple pleasures of everyday life.
Each session consists of guided meditations, discussions and exercises. Course notes and recorded meditations are provided for each participant.
Suitable both for beginners to meditation and for more experienced meditators.