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Original Love: Clouds, Rivers, Lakes and Sea, with Henry Shukman

APRIL 30, MAY 7, 13 & 21
Course is Online Only

Clouds, Rivers, Lakes and Sea
Please note, this 4-week course is designed for all levels. We invite you to dive in, whether you’re new to meditation, or many decades down the path…

Here we will explore how our heartaches and heartbreaks can be turned into nourishment for our practice and life, in a way that opens us to new loving perspectives.

We learn to:

  • be mindfully, patiently aware of difficult emotions
  • open to a vulnerability that helps us find an intrinsic support
  • find expansive awareness that can embrace our pain
  • experience tastes of the boundlessness in which experience arises

As we explore this territory of the heart by moving through all four of the Original Love perspectives – Mindfulness, Samadhi, Support, and Awakening – we shift away from self-defensive reactivity toward open-hearted compassionate engagement. Henry explains working with the emotions in meditation, through the 4 zones of OL practice in this short video:

As much as meditation is about developing and uncovering positive states of mind, a critical part of practice is learning to be with challenging emotions. Actually the deepest value of our personal practice may found in coming to terms with all aspects of our psyches, including ones we “don’t like,” and finding the healing power of a radical allowing. This turns our negative feelings and mind-states into gateways to ease and expansiveness.

We hope you’ll join us!

Questions about the course? Please feel free to email Jeremy, the Original Love Program Manager.


This course is the second four week series in our Year Long Original Love Program for 2023.  Details about the full year program, click here.

Photo by Hakan Aldrin on Unsplash

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