About this offering
Traditionally, the cultivation of a kind, open, loving, and appreciative heart is essential and immeasurably beneficial to the well-being of oneself and the world.
Modern science recognizes how mature heartfulness promotes and reflects mental health and emotional well-being.
Heartfulness Drop-Ins provide ongoing support for the cultivation of heartfulness through meditation practices, traditional teachings, and community support. Everyone is welcome.
A Typical Session Flow
Pre-Session (please arrive at least 5 minutes early)
Join the meeting anytime within the 30 minutes before it starts. This will allow you an opportunity to be with community, familiarize yourself with this virtual space, and get technical support from a RIM host.
Session Begins (5 minutes)
We begin with a short "drop-in" to help settle the mind, open the heart, and become more present. (During this time, we'll mute everyone's microphone to minimize background noise).
Teachings & Instructions (10 minutes)
Each session offers traditional teachings and instructions related to deepening meditation practice, and living with greater mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. (Everyone’s microphones will automatically stay muted during this part as well).
Guided Meditation (30 minutes)
An exploration into the session’s weekly topic — related to meditation practice and mindful living. (Everyone’s microphones will still be muted).
Questions & Dialogue (10 minutes)
The teacher will open the session up for questions and comments anyone may have about the meditation experience or the session's teachings. We will unmute everyone’s microphones during this time, so feel free to just speak up (you can mute your microphone again if you like). When you speak, it can help to say your name just so we know who is talking.