May 2021

02May10:00 AM3:30 PMEmbodying Mettā - ONLINEA Daylong Retreat10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Online Teacher(s): Dawn Mauricio No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date & Time: Sunday, May 2, 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $45-$200. Code DU1D21.

Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.

Those who are familiar with the practice of mettā, or lovingkindness, know that it is one of four divine abidings of the heart according to the Buddha’s teachings. One way that this quality can be cultivated—as traditionally and so frequently taught—is through the recitation of phrases. However, without a deeper understanding or familiarity with the subtle expressions of mettā, or the alternate doorways into cultivating this profound and limitless quality, lovingkindness meditation can mislead us to binary thinking, as in: “I am loving and kind” or “I am not loving and kind.”

In our daylong together, we will explore the various doorways into cultivating mettā, as well as the spectrum in which it can come alive in our daily lives. All levels and experiences welcome.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email


  • Dawn Mauricio

    Dawn Mauricio

    Dawn Mauricio (she/her) has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, and has graduated from the first teacher development group of True North Insight, and Spirit Rock's Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, Dedicated Practitioners' Program, and 4-year Dharma Retreat Teacher Training. She is known to teach with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach, and leads daylongs, retreats, yearlong programs, and mindfulness workshops in Canada and the US for Spirit Rock, True North Insight, and for teens with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. Dawn serves on the board and guiding teachers council of True North Insight, as well as the leadership council for Sacred Mountain Sangha. She is also the author of “Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners."