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The latest online course from Lion’s Roar features insight meditation practitioner and teacher JoAnna Hardy. 

The Buddhist word metta is often translated into English as “Loving-Kindness”,  this course explores the practice of metta that offers an opportunity to develop inner calm and focus. This centuries-old meditation technique can be a tool for those struggling with the suffering of the world. It is a way to make sense of the helplessness and turn it into action. It is a powerful tool for reflection and action in situations where you may feel helpless.

Learn how to cultivate more compassion and kindness – towards yourself and the world – in this new online course from Lion’s Roar. 

How to Cultivate a Loving Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Metta is taught by JoAnna Hardy, meditation practitioner and teacher. Together with Lion’s Roar, she guides you through all you need to know to begin and deepen the practice of loving-kindness meditation.

About Lion’s Roar

Roshi Joan Halifax

Author of Standing at the Edge

Cyndi Lee

Movement and meditation teacher

Rev Qalvy Grainzvolt

Buddhist priest at NYC's Shinnyo-En Center

Robert Chodo Campbell

New York Center for Contemplative Care

Lama Rod Owen

Love and Rage author and Buddhist teacher 

Lama Tsomo

Tibetan Buddhist teacher 

Mushim Ikeda

Activist and teacher of the East Bay Meditation Center

Sharon Salzberg

Lama Rod Owen

Shantum Seth

Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness teacher and author of Real Change

Guo Gu

 of Tallahassee Chan Center and Dharma Relief

Sylvia Boorstein

Insight Meditation teacher, psychologist, and author

Spencer Sherman

Abcacus Wealth Partners founder 

Ray Buckner

Racial, religious, and gender justice activist 

David Loy

Zen teacher and author of EcoDharma

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Monk and scholar

Mary Stancavage

of The Meditation Coalition

Koshin Paley Ellison

New York Center for Contemplative Care

Ray Buckner

Robert Chodo Campbell

Mushim Ikeda

Guo Gu

Cyndi Lee

Rev Qalvy Grainzvolt

Mary Stancavage

Spencer Sherman

Roshi Joan Halifax

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Sylvia Boorstein

Koshin Paley Ellison

David Loy

Lama Tsomo

You can view the summit for free from November 8–10. 

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  • 15 guided meditations

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We’re delighted to offer you all of these enriching teachings in a free online experience. If you want to return to them to support and deepen your ongoing practice, consider upgrading to own the Re-Awaken summit. In addition to all the summit recordings, your upgrade includes 3 special bonuses. Among the bonuses you’ll get access to a collection of 10 teachings and meditations on How to Befriend Yourself, selected from the popular Lion’s Roar online summits Embrace Change and Transcending Habit.

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We’re delighted to offer you all of these enriching teachings in a free online experience. If you want to return to them to support and deepen your ongoing practice, consider upgrading to own the Re-Awaken summit Resource package. In addition to all the summit recordings, your upgrade includes a host of bonus content.

Among the bonuses you’ll get access to a collection of 10 video teachings and meditations on How to Befriend Yourself, selected from the popular Lion’s Roar online summits Embrace Change and Transcending Habit.

By purchasing the resource package upgrade, you can revisit and download the full collection of video recordings, guided practices, and reflections any time – a total of 17 hours of content. 

When a heart is fully undefended, there’s true liberation because we don’t need things to be different from the way they are...

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The latest online course from Lion’s Roar features insight meditation practitioner and teacher JoAnna Hardy. 

The Buddhist word metta is often translated into English as “Loving-Kindness”,  this course explores the practice of metta that offers an opportunity to develop inner calm and focus. This centuries-old meditation technique can be a tool for those struggling with the suffering of the world. It is a way to make sense of the helplessness and turn it into action. It is a powerful tool for reflection and action in situations where you may feel helpless.

Learn how to cultivate more compassion and kindness – towards yourself and the world – in this new online course from Lion’s Roar. 

How to Cultivate a Loving Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Metta is taught by JoAnna Hardy, meditation practitioner and teacher. Together with Lion’s Roar, she guides you through all you need to know to begin and deepen the practice of loving-kindness meditation.

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DAY 1    Re-Awakening Starts with You


TALK 1   Living With an Undefended Heart  |  Mary Stancavage

                   A mindfulness meditation for letting go of our stories 


TALK 2 ▪  Revitalizing and Deepening our Spiritual Well-being   |  Guo Gu

                   Supporting guided meditation


TALK 3  Our Bodies Wake Us Up   |  Cyndi Lee

                   Plus guided restorative yoga exercises 

DAY 2    Re-Awakening From Fears & Challenges


TALK 1   We Are All First Responders in Our Lives  |  Rev Qalvy Grainzvolt

                   Supporting guided meditation


TALK 2 ▪  Cultivating the Courage to Continue  |  Ray Buckner

                   Touching What’s Underneath: A guided meditative check-in (with journaling component)


TALK 3  An Opportunity to Transform Your Financial Fears   |  Spencer Sherman

                   A supporting guided meditation 

DAY 3    Re-Awakening Our Connection to Others

TALK 1   Real Change  |  Sharon Salzberg

                   Loving-kindness meditation 


TALK 2 ▪  From Enmity to Equanimity   |  Sylvia Boorstein

                   Guided meditation for fostering equanimity and good will


TALK 3   Love and Community-Building: Mindful Speech in a Time of Global Crises

                 |  Patricia Mushim Ikeda

                   Supporting guided meditation

DAY 4    Re-Awakening in the Light of Covid-19


TALK 1   Love and Rage: Survival in a Post-Pandemic World  |  Lama Rod Owens

                   A supporting guided practice 


TALK 2 ▪  Love & Loss in the Time of Covid-19 |  Koshin Paley Ellison & Robert Chodo Campbell

                   A supporting guided practice


TALK 3   Are We In a Global Rite of Passage?  |  Roshi Joan Halifax

                   4 supporting guided practices: Anchoring the Mind;

                   Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind; Forgiveness; Letting Go of Fear

DAY 5    Re-Awakening with All Beings: Our Planet

TALK 1   Values at the Crossroads: The Struggle for a Sustainable Future
                 
|  Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

                   A supporting guided practice 


TALK 2 ▪  From Inner Work to Outer Work  |  Lama Tsomo

                  Guided tonglen meditation practice


TALK 3   Finding Your Way on the Eco-Sattva Path  |  David Loy

                   Reflections for Finding Your Way

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Learn to cultivate mindfulness, loving-kindness, and positive change for yourself and the world.

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With 17 renowned spiritual teachers and activists, and 29 teachings and guided meditations, the Re-Awaken summit gives you the tools and encouragement to face life with bravery, big-heartedness, optimism, and wisdom. It’s about you—but it’s also about us all, co-existing in the present and building a future imbued with mindfulness and loving-kindness.

How to Befriend Yourself

A complete “mini-summit”, including a special collection of 10 teachings and practices from the popular Lion’s Roar summits Embrace Change andTranscending Habit

Includes 3 hours of video and audio teachings, plus transcripts and related readings. 

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The latest online course from Lion’s Roar features insight meditation practitioner and teacher JoAnna Hardy. 

The Buddhist word metta is often translated into English as “Loving-Kindness”,  this course explores the practice of metta that offers an opportunity to develop inner calm and focus. This centuries-old meditation technique can be a tool for those struggling with the suffering of the world. It is a way to make sense of the helplessness and turn it into action. It is a powerful tool for reflection and action in situations where you may feel helpless.

Learn how to cultivate more compassion and kindness – towards yourself and the world – in this new online course from Lion’s Roar. 

How to Cultivate a Loving Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Metta is taught by JoAnna Hardy, meditation practitioner and teacher. Together with Lion’s Roar, she guides you through all you need to know to begin and deepen the practice of loving-kindness meditation.

Register Now for the FREE 

Embrace Change Summit

$399


  • 4 days of empowering insights

  • 19 inspiring spiritual talks  

  • 15 guided meditations

REGISTER FOR FREE EVENT

Plus, you’ll gain access to 3 bonus resources to support your ongoing practice.

Complete video teachings from every session to watch online or download

Session transcripts to support your ongoing study

Downloadable MP3 audio of all the talks

Downloadable audio library of all the guided meditations and reflections

We want to make your purchase decision easy by offering an unconditional 30-day guarantee: If you decide that this upgrade isn’t right for you, we’ll give you a full refund within the first 30 days of your purchase.

Lifetime Access

Guided Meditation Library

With 17 renowned spiritual teachers and activists, and 29 teachings and guided meditations, the Re-Awaken summit gives you the tools and encouragement to face life with bravery, big-heartedness, optimism, and wisdom. It’s about you—but it’s also about us all, co-existing in the present and building a future imbued with mindfulness and loving-kindness.

DAY 1    Re-Awakening Starts with You


TALK 1   Living With an Undefended Heart

 |  Mary Stancavage

 +  A mindfulness meditation for letting go of our stories 


TALK 2   Revitalizing and Deepening our    Spiritual Well-being   |  Guo Gu

 +  Supporting guided meditation


TALK 3   Our Bodies Wake Us Up   |  Cyndi Lee

 +  Plus guided restorative yoga exercises

DAY 2    Re-Awakening From Fears

and  Challenges


TALK 1   We Are All First Responders in Our Lives  |  Rev Qalvy Grainzvolt

 +  Supporting guided meditation


TALK 2   Cultivating the Courage to Continue

|  Ray Buckner

  +  Touching What’s Underneath: A guided meditative check-in (with journaling component)


TALK 3   An Opportunity to Transform Your Financial Fears   |  Spencer Sherman

 +  A supporting guided meditation 

DAY 3    Re-Awakening Our Connection to Others

TALK 1   Real Change  |  Sharon Salzberg

 +  Loving-kindness meditation 


TALK 2  From Enmity to Equanimity   |  Sylvia Boorstein

 +  Guided meditation for fostering equanimity and good will


TALK 3   Love and Community-Building: Mindful Speech in a Time of Global Crises  |  Patricia Mushim Ikeda

 +  Supporting guided meditation

DAY 4    Re-Awakening in the Light of Covid-19


TALK 1   Love and Rage: Survival in a Post-Pandemic World  |  Lama Rod Owens

  +  A supporting guided practice 


TALK 2   Love & Loss in the Time of Covid-19

|  Koshin Paley Ellison & Robert Chodo Campbell

   A supporting guided practice


TALK 3   Are We In a Global Rite of Passage?

|  Roshi Joan Halifax

 +  4 supporting guided practices: Anchoring the Mind;

 +  Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind; Forgiveness; Letting Go of Fear

DAY 5    Re-Awakening with All Beings: Our Planet

TALK 1   Values at the Crossroads: The Struggle for a Sustainable Future  |  Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

 +  A supporting guided practice 


TALK 2   From Inner Work to Outer Work

|  Lama Tsomo

  +  Guided tonglen meditation practice


TALK 3   Finding Your Way on the Eco-Sattva Path  |  David Loy

  +  Reflections for Finding Your Way

Plus, you’ll gain access to 3 bonus resources to support your ongoing practice.

By upgrading to own the summit, you’ll receive unlimited access to:

Plus, you’ll gain access to 3 bonus resources to support your ongoing practice.

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