Practice for Two

Week One

Welcome to Week One of our Practice for Two course! Start from the left (Week 1 Introduction) and move your way through the week’s practices. If you have any questions, you may reach out to us at Elizabeth@OneMindDharma.com.

Thank you for joining us for our online Practice for Two course! You will find our introductory video below, simply introducing ourselves and the practices we will be investigating over the next six weeks.

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We’re going to start by simply discussing metta practice and cultivation, what it looks like in our own lives, and bringing it to our relationship. Metta is one of the Buddhist brahma-viharas, or heart practices, which we will be investigating during this course. Read more about metta here.

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Today we are introducing the first practice of the week, the practice of co-breathing. In this practice, you will sit directly across from your partner and simply feel the other person breathe. The intention of this practice is to tune into the humanity of our partner. It can be a truly connecting practice that may be adapted for any time or place.

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This practice just had audio instructions. You will sit across from your partner at eye-level as you did in the Co-breathing practice. Find a posture in which you can sit for the 7 or 8 minutes. This will be a silent practice in which you are guided through investigating metta for your partner.

In this final practice for the week, we will be asking our partner a question and listening to their answer. We outline the practice in the video below.

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In this video we wrap the week’s practices up, offer some final thoughts, and give you some homework for the week! If you haven’t done so already, you can email us at Matthew@OneMindDharma.com or Elizabeth@OneMindDharma.com to set up a time to speak with us!

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