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A 4-Week Course Featuring the Most Preeminent Mindfulness Teachers of Today

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS NOW CLOSED. WE WILL ADD THE COURSE CONTENT TO OUR VIRTUAL COURSE LIBRARY IN NOVEMBER, SO STAY TUNED!

Kindness, compassion, love, and presence - Western society often teaches us that these qualities signify weakness or passivity. In reality, the opposite is true.

As the great poet Naomi Shihab Nye wrote in her poem "Kindness":

“Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness [...]

...Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. You must wake up with sorrow. You must speak to it till your voice catches the thread of all sorrows and you see the size of the cloth. Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore, only kindness that ties your shoes and sends you out into the day to gaze at bread, only kindness that raises its head from the crowd of the world to say, It is I you have been looking for, and then goes with you everywhere like a shadow or a friend.”

The last several years have thrown many of us off kilter - our daily routines, our relationships, and the way we interact with the world around us have been deeply shaken.

We're tasked with adjusting to a new normal, but meanwhile, we are more polarized and divided than any time in recent history.

It's time to get back to basics, it's time to re-center and remember why we are here.

It's time for us to quiet down, take a breath, and slow the endless scrolling - through to-do lists, emails, social media, and distractions. It's time to rediscover the innate wisdom that already lies within us, that ties our human experiences together. We need to remember how to be kind.

We are thrilled to announce an opportunity to slow down alongside some of the most preeminent teachers of our time - in a new virtual course called The Foundations of Kindness: Rediscovering Our Humanity in a Polarized World.

Beginning on September 20th, this 4-week course weaves timeless teachings with present-day introspection and helps us to re-cultivate our shared sense of humanity and belonging.

Each weekly lesson will feature audio and video teachings, meditations and other practices from our lineup of wisdom leaders: Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Roshi Joan Halifax and Raghu Markus. In addition to the weekly lessons and meditations, you will be provided weekly contemplation prompts as well as access to weekly LIVE Zoom sessions facilitated by community leaders. This is a great opportunity to connect and ask questions from a supportive group of community members.

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This Course Features Wisdom from...

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Ram Dass

Teacher, author and one of the first wisdom leaders to bring Bhakti Yoga to the West.

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Jack Kornfield

Bestselling author and teacher in the vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism.

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Sharon Salzberg

New York Times Best selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West.

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Joseph Goldstein

Author, co-founder and guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts.

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Roshi Joan Halifax

Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care.

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Raghu Markus

Executive Director of Love Serve Remember Foundation and host of 'Mindrolling' podcast and 'Here & Now' podcast with Ram Dass.

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What is True Mindfulness?

Beginning September 20th

Ram Dass and mindfulness & meditation legend Joseph Goldstein dive into what mindfulness is and isn’t, giving succinct discourses on the art of integrating mindfulness practice into our daily routines.

The two explore how dissatisfaction and upset can actually serve as a catalyst for deeper connection with ourselves and others, ultimately leading to a life of more freedom, quietness and deep wisdom.

Featured Dharma Teachers: Ram Dass and Joseph Goldstein

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Opening to Conscious Love

Beginning September 27th

Ram Dass and practiced Buddhist pioneer Roshi Joan Halifax explore various perspectives on love. Roshi shares the Buddhist framework of conscious love through boundless awareness and an awakened heart - sharing the components of the awakened state that is our true Buddha Nature.

Ram Dass outlines the ways that we use conditional love to keep our heart closed, and elucidates the transformational power of unconditional Soul Love as he experienced with his guru, Neem Karoli Baba.

Featured Dharma Teachers: Ram Dass and Roshi Joan Halifax

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Cultivating a Heart of Compassion

Beginning October 4th

All of our teachers come together this week to explore the space of compassion - and what tools we can use to cultivate more of it for ourselves and those around us in real world situations.

The group explores various Buddhist and Bhakti practices to tap into our innate compassionate hearts, offering a bouquet of perspectives on Loving-Kindness (Metta), moving from ego to soul, coming close to suffering as a means to cultivate compassion, and using service (Seva) as a way to respond rather than react to each living moment.

Featured Dharma Teachers: Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Roshi Joan Halifax and Raghu Markus

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Serving Others from the Heart

Beginning October 11th

Ram Dass and renowned Buddhist meditation and mindfulness teacher Jack Kornfield dive into the ways we can serve others by directing our hearts towards our highest good - no matter our circumstances.

The two share real world stories of compassion in action, exploring the roles of intention, Karma Yoga, intuition and awareness as we step into our own powerful roles as caretakers, friends, partners and citizens of the world.

Featured Dharma Teachers: Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield

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What's included in this course...

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Over 8 hours of audio and video teachings, with captions and downloadable transcripts for accessibility and ease-of-use.

Accessible weekly meditations to help you integrate the teachings and settle into a space of receptivity.

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Virtual weekly gatherings for students to openly integrate and discuss the concepts and teachings with each other, hosted by next-generation community leaders. (Every Thursday at your choice of 3pm and/or 8pm ET)

Weekly prompts, "Things to Think About" to help you reflect on how these teachings can become a reality in your day-to-day life.

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Access to an easy-to-use course dashboard (Teachable.com) that contains weekly teachings and practices from our wisdom teachers.

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Sliding scale pricing options

We offer an equitable, sliding scale option to pay for this course.

Love, Serve, Remember Foundation is dedicated to preserving and continuing the teachings of Neem Karoli Baba and Ram Dass. The foundation facilitates this through its FREE teachings library, podcasts, blogs, virtual events, films, books and much more.

This new 8-hour course includes premium curated audio and video content, meditations, weekly live group discussions, and weekly reflection prompts. Most organizations would charge $200 or more for such a course to cover the costs of teachers, staff, and production.

To remain true to the roots that keep these teachings available to everyone while allowing us to continue to create such content now and into the future, we are offering the course for $108.

Or, please pay what you can from these pricing tiers:

$36, $72, $108, $144, $216, $1008

With no one turned away for lack of funds.

Your payment provides necessary financial resources for LSRF to continue its mission of preserving and continuing the teachings of Ram Dass and our family of wisdom teachers through a vast array of digital and in-person offerings.

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