Heather Sundberg began teaching meditation in 1999 primarily to youth and families. She completed teacher training at Spirit Rock and is mentored by Jack Kornfield. Heather has studied with senior teachers in the Insight Meditation and Tibetan (Vajrayana) traditions, and has sat 1-3 months of retreat a year for over a decade. She was teacher and mangager of the Spirit Rock Family Program from 2001-2010. She is a teacher for Mountain Stream Meditation Center in the Sierra Foothills and also teaches classes, daylongs and retreats nationally, especially at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
The Buddha taught that there are 8 ways to cultivate metta, which manifest into 11 benefits. The talk includes numerous stories from around the world, including the story of how the Buddha came to teach lovingkindness.
Using stories from the time of the Buddha to modern day, the talk takes us on a tour of the 7 factors: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, calm, concentration and equanimity; in their ordinary and extraordinary aspects.
The tour includes "side trips" to explore the 4 Noble Truths, the 4 Wise Efforts and many practical techniques.
Basic map for transforming judgments. Contains lively stories, poetry and sutta references, all in the spirit of 'it's workable.'
- Mindfulness: Active & receptive qualitie3s
- Mindfulness of the Body & Nervous System: Practical techniques
-Heart Practices: An overview
-The role of Wise Effort in the practice of inquiry into mental habits
The importance of Wise Friends on the path