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August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 13, 2018
A Four Week Series with Melissa McKay
It was heartening to hear the wise words of Martin Luther King quoted by the Reverend Michael Curry at the Royal Wedding this May that, “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.”
The ancient Buddhist teaching of metta meditation is a training in discovering and harnessing this power of love. The sutta’s say in practicing metta we familiarize ourselves with this particular quality, we see it’s effect on our own mind and body and how it expands our hearts and minds, overcomes our fears and self doubt and we thereby gain faith and trust in it as a truly trustworthy, helpful and powerful force.
In this 4 week series we will learn metta meditation technique and tools for how to give this energy (as the suttas suggest) the reins of our lives or make it the vehicle of our expression to see and experience for ourselves the real benefits of the practice. The classes will be 30 minutes guided meditation, 30 minutes dharma talk and 30 minutes Q and A.
Cost: $25 per evening or $85 if paid in advance, and the offering of dana to the teacher. Scholarships and work-study are available. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no cost. To RSVP as a monthly supporter, click here.
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Meditation teacher Melissa McKay is relocating to LA from New York. She has just finished a 6 month tour of the U.S. with her son who was in the touring Broadway show School of Rock and is excited to be in LA with the thriving community at ATS. She started her meditation training in 1998 with meditation masters in Burma and in the U.S. and she undergoes periods silent practice yearly, in mindfulness and loving kindness meditation, accumulating 10,000 hours in practice. Her primary teacher is Bhante Khippa Pano who gave her permission to teach. She teaches with MNDFL and Dharma Punx in NYC and on the Wanderlust circuit with the Wanderlust 108 Festivals. She has been teaching since 2003 and teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings around the country. She’s known for her warmth and artfulness in bringing the practice of meditation close to the direct experiences of the lives of her students.