ONLINE: Drawing Closer through Extending Loving-Kindness

In these days as many experience social and physical isolation, there is an increasing need to connect with others. Now more than ever, our society must draw upon practices which bind and unite us.

Loving-kindness — a practice of extending goodwill and well wishes to others — can be a healing antidote for our individual and collective experience of disconnection and separation. Beginning with self-compassion, loving-kindness (called “metta” in the Buddhist tradition) cultivates an attitude of care and concern for one’s self, those around them, and beyond.

This session is an opportunity to... 
  • uncover the ancient practice of loving-kindness and discover the benefits for today’s world
  • practice an extended form of loving-kindness and reflect on one’s own experience
  • explore ways of integrating this meditation practice into one’s daily lives for the sake of drawing closer to others and deepening our solidarity with all of humanity.
Clara Dina Hinojosa
July 22 (W)
12 - 1pm
$30 (Pre-registration required)
Presented Virtually via Zoom

Clara Dina Hinojosa serves as a Ministry Formation leader at Ascension Texas. She and her colleagues help the associates of Seton (Austin area) and Providence (Waco area) find meaning, purpose and joy in their work while making connections with the organization’s mission and values.

Clara Dina has degrees in music, education, theology and spirituality. Her ministry has included working or studying in Fort Worth, Dallas, central Minnesota, Kansas City, Chicago, the Rio Grande Valley and Austin. 

She is a certified facilitator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles. She enjoys one-on-one conversations regarding spirituality and discernment (especially over a pot of tea!) and offering group retreats. Given her academic training, she has been formed by the Benedictine tradition and Ignatian spirituality.

A native of deep South Texas, Clara Dina is interested in singing, the arts, journaling, meditation, traveling, dreamwork and hospitality.


$30.00 Everyone (virtual)


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