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Study with Stephen

Stephen offers workshops, retreats, and talks at various venues around the country, but spends the majority of his time as a senior teacher at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He often teaches with master teachers from other traditions.

Stephen’s workshops are highly experiential and practical—with a focus on bringing the wisdom of the ancient contemplative texts to life for the mainstream spiritual seeker.

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Presenters: Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope

For all levels.

Join renowned teachers Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope for a weekend of loving-kindness practice (metta meditation) and yoga. The Buddhist and yoga traditions both hold that it is possible to systematically cultivate feelings of loving-kindness, or what yoga philosophy refers to as “friendliness toward all beings.” These two great traditions each developed practices designed to promote the experiences of inner balance, happiness, and equanimity, as well as compassion (karuna) and sympathetic joy (mudita).

Experience on-the-mat yoga practice and sitting meditation that foster loving-kindness, along with an understanding of the importance of metta and yoga in the overall vision of the contemplative traditions. Sharon and Stephen cultivate a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, welcoming people at all levels of yoga and meditation experience, including beginners.

Recommended reading Sharon Salzberg, Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation; Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling.