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Loving-Kindness Meditation
Lovingkindness Meditation Practice with Patrice Clark Koelsch Cultivating lovingkindness and the related qualities of compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity enables us to embody Mahatma Gandhi’s challenge to “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Through ancient, gentle and gradual practices, we learn to let go of fear and ill-will and to open our hearts to ourselves and to others, known and unknown. Our time together will include instruction, guided meditation and discussion. (Garden Studio-lower level-enter through rear of bldg.) Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Begins May 16th Cost: donation, Everyone Welcome! All proceeds go to the teacher and to support the studio Contact: Patrice Koelsch: [masked] Formally trained with a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Patrice Koelsch is a writer, educator, and HIV/AIDS services specialist who began sitting at Common Ground Meditation Center in 1995. Patrice is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders Program, and completed a year-long Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies. She has practiced meditation at monasteries in Thailand and Myanmar. Patrice has been facilitating meditation groups in correctional facilities since 1999, and has a special interest in offering mindfulness and loving kindness practice in non-traditional settings.

River Garden Yoga Center

455 West 7th Street · St. Paul, MN

What we're about

We are an active group of kundalini students/teachers, yogis, meditators, etc. Our events are welcoming and open to all. Events will be hosted primarily at River Garden Yoga Center in Saint Paul ( We love to see new faces so please join us. We try to make yoga/meditation accessible and welcoming to everyone, regardless of income, race, gender, etc.

Kundalini Yoga combines meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques; it is a Raj Yog, encompassing the eight limbs of yoga into a singular practice of excellence and ecstasy. “Kundalini” literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.” Kundalini Yoga is also known as the Yoga of Awareness; its focus is on self-awareness and delivering an experience of your highest consciousness. Kundalini Yoga is a science of the mind and body, to elevate the spirit, which has no boundaries, no discrimination. Therefore it is for everyone, universal and nondenominational. The primary objective is to awaken the full potential of human awareness in each individual; that is, recognize our awareness, refine that awareness, and expand that awareness to our unlimited Self. Clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do. In this tradition, meditation is not considered separate from asana or yoga; it is integral to the practice. The exercises in the kriya (set) bring the body and mind to a state where deep meditation is easily achieved. Our fundamental objective is to awaken the power of the individual to excel—to experience their Infinity and fulfill their personal destiny.

Sat Nam,


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