Whenever we recognize goodness, our heart opens with lovingkindness and awakens us to connectedness with all of life. By regarding ourselves and others with kindness, we begin to dissolve the identity of isolated, deficient beings and create the grounds for including others in an unconditionally loving heart and generous presence. This guided meditation will help us develop a capacity to receive and give love and trust belonging.
I am larger than I thought! I did not know I held so much goodness! Walt Whitman
The Rev. Dr. Joanne Sanders, retired in July 2020 as Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life after 20 years at Stanford University. She is a priest in the Episcopal Church and earned a Master of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California and a Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) from Seattle University in Seattle, WA, with a concentration on interdisciplinary leadership.
While at Stanford, Rev. Dr. Sanders was instrumental in developing a significant partnership with the Office for Religious Life and Contemplation by Design(CBD) on campus, teaching and facilitating a number of CBD programs at Windhover Contemplative Center and Memorial Church.
Currently she is completing a 2 year Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Certification Course, a collaboration between Sounds True (principal teachers Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach) and the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. Rev. Dr. Sanders also serves as a non-stipend Priest Associate at Trinity Church in Menlo Park, CA.
Metta: The Practice of Lovingkindness is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 25-Nov. 2, 2021.
The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.
After Sept. 1, 2021, REGISTER HERE