Metta is the practice of cultivating friendliness and care for the welfare of all beings — ourselves as well as others. While together, we will explore ways in which metta can be expressed and embodied.
Before registering, please carefully review our general practice guidelines for Prairie Farm to learn about the retreat property and the expectations for participation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Register here for this teacher-led metta retreat at Prairie Farm. Start time is 5:30pm Thursday and ending is 1:00pm Sunday.
Information about the teacher:
Formally trained with a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Patrice Koelsch 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 provided hands-on care for persons in the last stages of HIV/AIDS, and worked for many years in HIV education and client support services. Until interrupted by the pandemic, she had been facilitating meditation groups in correctional facilities, and has a special interest in offering mind
fulness and lovingkindness practice in non-traditional settings.
Patrice will be assisted by Tim Harlan-Marks. Tim (they/them) originally came to practice in 2010 looking for a way to manage stress from working as a grassroots organizer. In the years since, dharma practice has become central to their life, deeply intertwined with and supportive of their work for social and ecological justice. Tim currently practices Burmese style Vipassana influenced by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. They have completed over 150 days on retreat including three months at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA.