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Metta: The practice of lovingkindness

Dominican Center at Marywood (DCM) is pleased to offer you a monthly program on Metta, by Janice Lynne Lundy. Lundy is an Interfaith Spiritual Director and a long-term student/teacher of mindfulness and Metta.
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Janice Lynne Lundy, Program Facilitator

Janice Lynne Lundy, Program Facilitator

Map to free DCM Parking

Map to free DCM Parking

Dominican Center at Marywood (DCM) is offering a monthly program on Metta, by Janice Lynne Lundy. Lundy, an Interfaith Spiritual Director,  is a long-term student/teacher of mindfulness and Metta. She teaches in the Vipassana tradition and has trained with Sylvia Boorstein. You can learn more about Jan at her website: www.JanLundy.com .You may also read a brief biography of Lundy at the DCM website.

Cost is $10.00 for each session and runs from 7:00-8:30 PM on the third Wednesday of the following months: February, March, April and May. You may register online (links to online registration are below); or you may register by phone. Call the DCM Front Desk at 616-454-1241 (Option 5). DCM is located at 2025 Fulton Street East. See map at right for directions to free parking and entrance to DCM.

Program Details

”Metta” is the Pali term for   ”unconditional friendliness” or “loving-kindness”, and is a form of blessing/meditation practice. It is sourced in Buddhist tradition, yet versions of it are found in many spiritual traditions, including Judaism and Celtic Christianity. It is an inter-spiritual practice that supports all theologies. A  ”sitting” meditation/prayer form, Metta takes us through six levels of blessing: one’s self, benefactors, loved ones, neutral others, difficult others, and, ultimately, all beings on Earth. The practice opens our hearts to ourselves and others in profound ways: healing wounds, inviting joy, creating loving regard and compassion for all beings.

Each session will have a brief teaching, a 25-minute meditation session, and time for Q & A and socializing. Cushions and chairs will be provided. Participants are invited to bring their own meditation cushions if they like. You may register to attend all sessions, or you may prefer to attend individual sessions that better fits into your schedule. Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited so register early to secure your place in your chosen session(s).

Date: Wednesday February 20; 7:00–8:30 p.m.
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Date: Wednesday March 20; 7:00–8:30 p.m.
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Date: Wednesday April 17; 7:00–8:30 p.m.
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Date: Wednesday May 15; 7:00–8:30 p.m.
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