The Buddha’s teachings offer us a way to open to the wide range of joy and sorrow that is part of our human life. This retreat will encourage a kindness-infused awareness of our experience as it arises in each moment. Extensive guidance will be provided in how to meet challenges of body, heart and mind with compassionate presence. In doing so, we can discover true freedom without rejecting any aspect of ourselves. Our mindfulness practice will be supported by periods of lovingkindness (metta) meditation and optional daily yoga.