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Date & Time Details: November 2, 2022 - December 7, 2022 Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Atlantic

Location: Online at Dorje Denma Ling

Contact:
Dan Schreibman
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902-657-9085 Ext. 20

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(Online) Discovering the Power of Kindness: A Six-Week Online Exploration

With Christine Heming

November 2 - December 7, 2022

“Kindness is a fundamentally key ingredient in helping to heal
a deeply wounded world.”

    – Houston Kraft; Deep Kindness

“…kindness is extremely practical, for it cuts through isolation, fear, and aggression.”
   – Sakyong Mipham; The Shambhala Principle

What would a world based on kindness look like?

There is no denying we live in a world of tremendous divisiveness, aggression, loneliness, fear, and anxiety.  At the same time, we long for connection, community, and kindness.  This course will explore what Houston Kraft calls “deep kindness” – kindness built on empathy, generosity, patience, and courage: kindness that is a manifestation of our natural connection with others.

What to Expect

Our objective in this course is to reconnect with kindness as a powerful force in our lives and in the world.

We will reflect on our own experience:

  • How would you define kindness?
  • What does it feel like?
  • How does kindness shape the way you interact with the world?
  • Are you always kind to yourself? To others?
  • What are the obstacles to being kind?
  • What would a world based on kindness look like?

We will share the stories that have inspired us to become kinder beings. We’ll look into what keeps us from being kind and have an opportunity to practice skills that expand our kindness repertoire, such as the Shambhala practices of holding space and deep listening.

In addition to short talks, reflections, and dialogue, we will practice a contemplation on loving kindness — part of the Buddhist tradition of meditation practices cultivating a spacious mind and an open heart.

Who Should Attend

Everyone is welcome to attend this course; there are no pre-requisites. Meditation instruction will be provided for newcomers.

Schedule:

Wednesdays: November 2 | November 9 | November 16 | November 23 | November 30 | December 7

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm Atlantic | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
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Cost

Suggested Tuition: CA$125

Generosity Policy applies. You will the have the option of applying a discount on the
Registration Page should you need financial assistance.

References 

Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk, and Act in Kindness,
       Houston Kraft,  S&S/Simon Element; September 29, 2020

Leader

Christine Heming
Christine Heming, a senior teacher in Shambhala, has been a meditation instructor and teacher of the buddhadharma for over 40 years.  She has been a student of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She has completed a three-year retreat in the Kagyu Buddhist tradition. She lives in Port Royal, Nova Scotia.
Learn more about Christine Heming