The Breath of Kindness: Uniting Prana and Maitrī in Meditation with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

June 1, 2024 12:00pm

The Breath of Kindness: Uniting Prana and Maitrī in Meditation with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

Michael Lobsang Tenpa



Every Saturday from June 1-July 6

12-2pm ET

$40 per session, Regular $200, Benefactor $500 | Online via Zoom


A 6-part training course with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

6 meetings of 2 hours each

The practice of loving kindness (mettā in Pali, maitrī in Sanskrit) has long been a staple of Buddhist contemplative training, and has lately become an important element of secular mindfulness-based interventions as well. However, few people look at its deeper applications, related to the Tibetan Buddhist teachings on breathing, energy (or prana), inner anatomy, and profound mental states.

In this six-part course facilitated by Tibetan Buddhist translator and meditation instructor Michael Lobsang Tenpa, we will look at the connection between natural breathing, subtle energy (or prana), and loving kindness practices. Starting with the foundational methods for awakening loving kindness (along with its companion states, such as compassion, tenderness, appreciation and so on), we will gradually train in using love for inner purification—and, in return, in using the breath for strengthening loving kindness.

This gradual approach will help us make our daily meditation stronger and provide us with valuable insights about the connection between our deepest nature and the qualities of kindness we display in our daily life.


Please Note:The benefactor pricing tier assists us in providing scholarships to individuals in financial need. We greatly appreciate this assistance. 

A recording will be sent to you via email the Monday following each course

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Session 1 $40, Session 2 $40, Session 3 $40, Session 4 $40, Session 5 $40, Session 6 $40, All Sessions Regular $200, All Sessions Benefactor $500

Type: Recurring Meeting

The Breath of Kindness: Uniting Prana and Maitrī in Meditation with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

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Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 12:00 PM

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Michael Lobsang Tenpa (he/they) is a Tibetan Buddhist translator, meditation instructor, Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teacher and student of EcoDharma. Born in Siberia, he earned BA and MA degrees in South Asian studies, worked in social media and eventually received ordination in Nepal, spending nine years as a Tibetan Buddhist monastic before switching to the path of a lay teacher/practitioner. In addition to years of Buddhist studies and translator work, he also trained as a secular ethics and mindfulness instructor in the Netherlands, the UK and the US. To learn more, visit “My passion in this work is helping people find a deep yet accessible level of contemplative practice that comes out of the profound Buddhist methods & helps them establish a meaningful and deeply satisfying lifestyle imbued with a sense of compassionate responsibility.”

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