The connection between goodwill (mettā) and wisdom (paññā) can be a surprising and delightful discovery in Buddhist practice. The clear, nonjudgmental awareness of wisdom can feel like warmth, inclusion, and safety when fully received. In turn, the heart of goodwill is free of greed, hatred, and delusion, and hence can see experience just as it is.
In this daylong, we will explore the interconnection between wisdom and goodwill. We will practice radiation of the heart qualities (one of the earliest forms of mettā practice) and the settling of the mind through breath meditation. The body is our home for cultivating these wholesome states, both on the cushion and in our day-to-day life.
This daylong includes sitting, walking, teachings, and Q&A.
About the teachers:
Lienchi Tran was born into a Buddhist family. She began her meditation path since 1986 with Thich Nhat Hanh, Bhante Khippapañño, Ajahn Sumedho, Sayadaw U Pandita, and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. Lienchi wishes to share her understanding of how to practice to develop wisdom through the cultivation of a natural-relaxed and continuous awareness in daily life.
Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003, and has trained intensively in the U.S. and Asia with Western teachers, Theravādan monastics, and masters of other Buddhist traditions. Trained by Gil Fronsdal at the Insight Meditation Center and Insight Retreat Center, she offers Dharma programs, sutta study, and retreats in the U.S., internationally, and online, weaving classical Dharma into a contemporary context.