Monthly Recommendations:

Cultivating Loving-Kindness

We invite you to return to this page monthly for a themed recommendation of self-paced mediation resources, blogs, podcasts that we rely upon to keep our practice fresh, as we include voices and teachings that move us to stay curious, kind, and receptive.

As March begins, we are looking at the Cultivation of Loving-Kindness. Often called the "Hallmark Card" of meditation practices by some skeptics, Metta, or Loving-Kindness is actually one of the most impactful ways to build your resilience and ability to empathize with others.

If you have not downloaded an app or two onto your smartphone or your desktop computer by now, we encourage you to check out the free options listed below. The pay-to-play versions of the apps all have more bells and whistles, but you can dip your toe in for free before purchasing anything to see what style of app, if any, suits you best. Just click on the links below.

There are also some great podcasts available, and most notably, Dan Harris on Ten Percent Happier interviews the Queen of Loving-Kindness, Sharon Salzberg.

Apps to Consider:

Videos about Loving-Kindness:

Podcasts to follow:

  • Ten Percent Happier
  • On Being
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Last Month's Recommendations

In March of 2021, we began posting monthly recommendations based on the modules we teach as a part of MBSR 8-week training series and our hour-long modules. If you missed one, never fear, this sidebar will always have a hyperlink by date to the previous posts. 

March 2021

It is entirely possible to start small, expanding into the possibilities as your lifestyle allows. If your experience is anything like mine, Mindfulness may surprise you and take root, eventually becoming an integral part of your every day.” -- Annie Shull

Next on the Schedule:

MBSR Course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
FALL 2023

An 8-week intensive introduction to the core practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Great for those suffering from anxiety, chronic pain, high stress, or simply interested in deepening their existing meditation practice. We are offering two options - online zoom classes and in-person classes.

In-Person Course

Dates: Mondays, October 30 through December 18, 2023 (includes an All-Day Silent Retreat Saturday December 9th, 8AM to 3PM)
6:00-8:30 PM Pacific Time
Location: Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, Oregon

Zoom Course

Dates: Sundays, October 29-December 17, 2023 (includes All-Day Zoom Silent Retreat Sunday, December 10th,  8AM to 3PM)
Time: 6:00-8:30 PM Pacific Time
Location: These courses will be offered over Zoom