Discovering the Boundless Heart
During this retreat we will explore the profound and transformative practices of loving-kindness (metta).
This important and beautiful aspect of the Buddhist teachings is an invitation to trust, nourish and cultivate our innate capacity to live with an open and connected heart.
Loving-kindness has the power to radically change the way we experience ourselves and the world as we allow ourselves, on an ever-deepening level, to free our hearts from fear and contraction and discover the radiant, caring heart within each of us.
There will be daily meditation instructions, reflections, guided interactive practices and the precious opportunity to be inspired and supported by each other.
This retreat will broadly follow the standard Barn structure. Kirsten will facilitate, teach and guide interactive sessions (2-3 hours with a break) each afternoon or evening.
Kirsten Kratz has practised Buddhist meditation in Asia and the West since 1993. She started teaching in 2006 and since 2008, teaches at Gaia House, where she leads group retreats and supports those on personal and work retreat. One of her particular passions is exploring how wisdom teachings can foster appropriate responses to the challenges of our time; she is co-initiator of the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) and facilitates retreats with SanghaSeva combining Dharma practice and service.