METTA PRACTICE with Cynthia | Awakening to the Heart




The awakened heart of loving-kindness
and freedom is our birthright as human beings. 


What is Metta Practice?

Metta Practice with Cynthia offers opportunities for 
opening the heart and gentle self-healing, while developing compassion for oneself and others. 

In these gatherings we will support each other with open hearts and intention—for connecting with heart wisdom, inviting grace into our daily living, cultivating mindfulness, compassion and acceptance. 

  • Safe & Nurturing Environment that enhances deep comfort
  • Guided Meditations to open the heart & connect with its wisdom
  • Mindful Movement to deepen our kinesthetic sense
  • Restorative Yoga with guest yoga teachers
  • Aromatherapy to promote inner peace, rejuvenation & a joyful spirit
  • Sacred Sound Immersions
    with crystal singing bowls, temple bells, healing mantras & chants

There will be some reflection and discussion, but the primary focus is deepening through sensory and kinesthetic experiences—a way of learning about Metta Practice beyond what the mind can conceive.

~ Wear comfortable clothes and warm socks.

~ We have yoga mats, yoga blankets and cushions that are available for your comfort. (You are welcome to bring your own mat/props if you would like). 

~ Assistance is available to make it most comfortable for you.


 Read Cynthia’s article about  Metta~Compassion Practice

Cynthia's commitment to metta practice and the call to share it with others originates from the enriching and heart-centered experiences she has received from her personal spiritual practice, and her life’s work and service in holistic nursing practice, as an educator, and as a holistic psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner/psychotherapistempowering others using compassion-focused and mind/body therapies, mindfulness, and self-healing modalities for relieving emotional stress and anxiety, especially as related to significant trauma and abuse. Her personal experience in learning to live in the world as a highly sensitive person/empath has greatly influenced her work with others.

She is inspired by the lives and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dali Lama, many other spiritual teachers and poets, and through the practice of Bhakti Yoga.


“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.           
                 If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
                                                                                        ~ Dalai Lama  


Sandwich Mountain Sanctuary
24 West Meadow Road
Thornton, NH 03285


Metta is the active practice of compassion and universal loving kindness. 

In ancient Buddhist and Hindu texts, the practice of Metta is recommended for cultivating interpersonal harmony, meditation concentration and a way to facilitate awakening.

 © Awakening to the Heart -  2018