Awakening the Heart: A Half-Day Retreat
About the Event:
From radical self-love to boundless compassion the practices of metta, forgiveness, and gratitude can restore balance in our own bodies and begin to heal the collective. During this retreat, we will move through traditional metta practice sequences and unlock our own potential for transpersonal states of unconditional love and compassion. This retreat will be a combination of guided meditation, teaching, and interpersonal meditation, the intention is that you will develop a sufficient understanding and experience with the methods that you can use and apply them in your own personal practice and daily life.
About the Instructor:
Kisei Costenbader, Sensei is an ordained Zen priestess, monastic and Zen teacher in the Zen Community of Oregon. She currently lives at Great Vow Zen Monastery where she is the Director of Training. Kisei has the heart of a mystic and poet. She is deeply committed to the monastic path and the role of monasteries as seedbeds of collective awakening within a culture and society. Kisei is part of the Engaged Buddhism Committee and is the President of the Board of the Zen Community of Oregon. She is interested in the intersection of waking up and justice-making. Her teaching is inspired by the poetry and writings of the Women Buddhist Ancestors and the Zen koan tradition. She is an embodied teacher with a passion for the truth.