Since we are doing metta meditations this night. I wanted to introduce a western developmental model that may mesh well with the development of metta...to help see how metta can help develop a greater capacity for perspective. Here is a 3 part video on Spiral Dynamics and bipolar disorder. The bipolar disorder is an aside to Spiral Dynamics but nonetheless helps to flesh out the ideas.
If you want to read a bit about it from an interview with one of the founder's research students who also used these ideas in South Africa after apartheid...
Bring your cushion, zafu or bench, etc. Chairs are available if you don’t want to sit on the floor. We start at 7:45pm with a brief discussion (please show up no later than 8:00) then sit for about 40 minutes and end with a brief discussion wrapping up around 9:15pm. If you are new to meditation this would be the night you would want to attend.
Fee: There is no fee to attend but we ask for a minimum donation of a $1 for the use of the facility. The director of Garden of Yoga has graciously opened up the studio for us to use and your donation is given to her.
Location and Directions:
The studio is located at the corner of Brewster Avenue and LaGrange Road. Suite #17 is in the back of the building, second floor. Please enter from the staircase in the back of the building by the parking lot. Parking is available on the street and behind the building.