Cultivating the Heart of Love

  • 22 Jan 2018
  • 19 Feb 2018
  • 5 sessions
  • 22 Jan 2018, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
  • 29 Jan 2018, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
  • 05 Feb 2018, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
  • 12 Feb 2018, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
  • 19 Feb 2018, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
  • 400 East Main Street
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Cultivating the Heart of Love

A Five Week Course on Lovingkindness and Compassion

Five Mondays 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 & 2/19

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Fee: $125 members, $135 non-members

This 5-week course will focus on the practices of Mindfulness, Lovingkindness and Compassion. All of these practices strengthen self-confidence, self-acceptance and steadiness of mind and heart, revealing our fundamental kindness. Practices of lovingkindness and compassion allow us to keep our hearts open in moments of struggle and suffering, while mindfulness allows us to see clearly our experience, discern options and make wise choices.

You will learn the formal meditation practices that develop these qualities and their practical applications in your relationships with yourself, others and the rest of your life.

Each class will include guided meditations, experiential exercises, instructive talks and a group discussion. Every week you will receive homework suggestions to help you incorporate and skillfully apply the teachings and practices covered in the class into your daily life. Once the class starts you will receive access to the dedicated learning platform containing home practice materials including downloadable guided meditations and written handouts.

For more information on the health benefits of these practices, click HERE

It is recommended that participants have completed Mindfulness for Beginners, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and/or have a regular personal meditation practice prior to attending this offering.

Led by Janka Livoncova - Janka Livoncova is an Insight Meditation Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Licensed Massage Therapist and a trained Somatic Movement Educator. She has been a dedicated student and practitioner of meditation and yoga since 1994 and started sharing her practice with others in 2004. Janka has been practicing and studying the dharma for two decades. First in the Soto Zen tradition and, since 2007, under the guidance of her mentor, DaeJa Napier. She maintains a daily meditation practice and regularly attends Vipassana retreats with her dharma teachers. A graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Community Dharma Leaders Program, Janka leads the Chattanooga Insight Group. 

Janka completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine professional training program under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli. She has been leading the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses and other mindfulness programs at the Center for Mindful Living since they opened in January 2013.

Center for Mindful Living

400 E Main St, Suite 150

Chattanooga, TN 37408

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