4- Week Class - $70 Class Fee

Opening the Heart: Metta (Loving-Kindness) Meditation

The antidote to fear

Opening the Heart is the path to well-being and happiness.  When we are caught in fear, self-absorption, and judgement, the heart feels constricted.  Freed of its fear, the heart naturally opens, and we begin to relate to ourself, to others, and to all life with love, compassion, joy, and wisdom.  The teachings and practices known as The Four Immeasureables are time-tested methods for cultivating fearlessness and allowing the full-flowering of our natural capacity to be in relationship.

No prior meditation experience is needed to take this class.

Opening the Heart meets once a week for four weeks.  Each meeting lasts 90 minutes and includes instruction, meditation practice, and time for Q & A.  Currently classes are hybrid, i.e. they are simultaneously taught in-person and on Zoom.  After the class ends, a weekly follow-up meeting will be offered at no cost to answer your questions.

You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days.  Several days to a week prior to the first class, you will receive class information and materials.                                                                          

Upcoming Class

Sundays March 3-24, 2024

2:00- 3:30 

Hybrid class: In-person at the Meaningful Life Center & on Zoom

    John Blackburn, Ph.D., has practiced meditation for over fifty years, practicing intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen traditions.  For many years he served as chair of the Board of Directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC.