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Day of Practice

Saturday, October 7th

Love is Freedom:
Metta as a Path to Liberation

with Kate Johnson

7-10am PT / 10am-1pm ET / 3-6pm BST / 4-7pm CEST

Let love shake loose everything that is not love!

Kate Johnson

Metta (loving-kindness) isn’t just a nice practice – it’s a powerful practice.

It can purify, protect, and expand our hearts, and it can open us into a direct experience of interdependence, healing and liberating us from the suffering of the separate self.

The formal practice of Metta can open into a direct experience of anatta (not-self, interdependence) and in this way, we can also think of it as a pathway to liberating insight

In this Day of Practice with insight meditation teacher Kate Johnson, we will approach Metta as a portal to the liberated heart. Metta purifies and cultivates the heart in a way that makes the poisons of greed, hatred and delusion less able to take root.

With Kate as our guide, we’ll learn how to tap into the dimensions of freedom that are available through love – including freedom from anxiety and resentment, and freedom to give and receive all the love that we need.

Join this session to learn:

  • Guided loving-kindness meditation
  • Walking meditation (or other accessible self-guided movement)
  • Metta is a formal practice as well as an attitude of mind that we can bring to other practices and to daily life
  • Self-inquiry journaling exercises to cultivate Metta

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour, LIVE Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

Replay access will be available to all registrants within 48 hours of the live session.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.


Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35. We wholeheartedly welcome all to practice with us; no one turned away for lack of funds.


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About Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson teaches classes and retreats integrating Buddhist meditation, somatics, social justice and creativity at the Rubin Museum in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Kripalu Center and the Omega Institute. Kate works as a culture change consultant, partnering with organizations who are pursuing noble goals to achieve greater diversity and sustainability. She is also an utterly unprofessional dancer and performer who earned a BFA in Dance from The Alvin Ailey School/Fordham University and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU. Kate’s favorite words are awareness, embodiment, and action. Click here to learn more about Kate Johnson.

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