Metta for Women

 A Half Day with Denise Di Novi

Saturday Feb 6, 2016

10am – 1pm

Santa Monica


Metta is a Pali term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, and non-violence. The Metta practice develops the mind in the direction of Loving Kindness for ourselves and others. In a culture where conditions cause Women to have higher rates of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body dysmorphia and self harming, Metta is an antidote and beautiful way to heal. After years of practicing Metta herself and finding it transformational as well as mentoring women using the Metta practice, Denise DiNovi will share the practice she has developed specifically for Women. Using the traditional phrases and practices, we will find ways make them relevant to the particular challenges many Women face in a culture that has still not attained full gender equality.

COST: Sliding scale $20 – $60, there will also be an opportunity to offer dana to the teacher. Work Scholarships will be available, no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.


Denise Di Novi (Producer) made her producing debut on the cult hit comedy Heathers, for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. She then began a long association with groundbreaking filmmaker Tim Burton, during which time she produced such diverse hits as Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood and James and the Giant Peach. In 1993, she set up her own production company, Di Novi Pictures, at Columbia Pictures.

Denise is a long-time practitioner and a graduate of the ATS 5 year teacher training with Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro. A recurring teacher at ATS, she is one the core teachers for the Living the Suttas class in Santa Monica, and is also a teacher at the Pacific Lodge Youth Services in Woodland Hills. Denise was instrumental in starting the Teen Group at ATS and has been involved with getting Refuge Recovery off the ground.

This Half Day will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica