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Taking Refuge 

in Your Body

Hosted by Cyndi Lee

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The latest online course from Lion’s Roar features insight meditation practitioner and teacher JoAnna Hardy. 

The Buddhist word metta is often translated into English as “Loving-Kindness”,  this course explores the practice of metta that offers an opportunity to develop inner calm and focus. This centuries-old meditation technique can be a tool for those struggling with the suffering of the world. It is a way to make sense of the helplessness and turn it into action. It is a powerful tool for reflection and action in situations where you may feel helpless.

Learn how to cultivate more compassion and kindness – towards yourself and the world – in this new online course from Lion’s Roar. 

Imagine a World with More Love
…It Begins with You.

How to Cultivate a Loving Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Metta is taught by JoAnna Hardy, meditation practitioner and teacher. Together with Lion’s Roar, she guides you through all you need to know to begin and deepen the practice of loving-kindness meditation.

Learn to take control of habitual patterns where you can––and make peace with them where you can’t.

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Taking Refuge 

in Your Body

Hosted by Cyndi Lee

You can view the summit for free from November 8–10. 

When does the Summit start and finish?

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Embrace Change Summit

$399


  • 4 days of empowering insights

  • 19 inspiring spiritual talks  

  • 15 guided meditations

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This groundbreaking summit gives you the keys to unshackle yourself from the habitual thinking that makes life harder. It shows you how to let go of negative cycles of thinking and and build new, positive habits that will help foster your self-compassion, openness, and equanimity.

Transcending Habit
empowers you to wake up to what gets you “stuck”, and will teach you how to get — and stay — unstuck. With the resource package, you can come back to the event’s wisdom teachings again and again, and expand your awareness and compassion with continued access to insights and practices that help you:

Get off the Wheel of Habit

By purchasing the Transcending Habit resource package, you get unlimited access to:

By purchasing the Transcending Habit resource package, you get unlimited access to:

Downloadable audio collection of 10 guided practices

Receive 5 Essential Teachings on Habitual Patterns to download instantly when you register.

12+ hours of video teachings from all the summit sessions

Transcripts of every session in easily printable PDFs 

12+ hours of video teachings from all the summit sessions

Downloadable MP3s for every presentation

Downloadable MP3s for every presentation

How do I access the Summit sessions?

Once you register, we’ll send you a reminder email with a link to access the sessions each day. The summit will broadcast daily at 6:00 am PT | 9:00 am ET. The sessions for each day will be available free for 24 hours from the time they air.

Can I re-watch the presentations?

When you upgrade to purchase the Resource Package you get lifetime access to all the sessions, guided meditations, plus special event bonuses. 

Learn to wake up from negative patterns and transform habits into healthy practices



Explore your power to transform suffering into wisdom and discover true happiness.

Transcending Habit brings you more than 12 hours of encouragement and inspiration. Additionally, each event day includes guided meditations and practices to help you integrate the teachings into your everyday experience.

When does the Summit start and finish?

How do I access the Summit sessions?

Can I re-watch the presentations?

Get Lifetime Access to All the Teacher's Talks and Guided Practices in the Transcending Habit Summit

Understand what habits are, how they form, and how to change them

Understand what habits are, how they form, and how to change them

Apply meditation as an antidote to unhelpful thinking and behavior

Apply meditation an antidote to unhelpful thinking and behavior

Make friends with your feelings—rather than avoid them

Make friends with your feelings—rather than avoid them

Pause and prevent yourself from getting hooked into unskillful behavior

Pause and prevent yourself getting hooked into unskillful behavior

Transform  painful emotions and habits— changing what we often think as “enemy” into positive energy

Transform painful emotions and habits — changing what we often think as “enemy” into positive energy

Check in and relax with all of your “six senses”: sound, smell, taste, sight, touch — and mind

Check in and relax with all of your “six senses”: sound, smell, taste, sight, touch — and mind 

Tame your inner critic and start afresh

Tame your inner critic and start afresh

Create positive new patterns that can transform the very way you live

Create positive new patterns that can transform the very way you live

Settle and relax the body and reduce chronic stress

Settle and relax the body and lessen chronic stress

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Get off the Wheel of Habit

Register for FREE and get access to all the practical wisdom presented in Transcending Habit

Over the course of this FREE 5-day event, some of today’s most respected Buddhist figures will teach you how to wake up to your habitual patterns, so you’ll know what causes you to get “stuck”, and how to get — and stay — unstuck.

Lifetime access to 12+ hours of video teachings, plus downloadable transcripts to support your study and reflection

Downloadable audio collection of all the guided practices—listen anytime, anywhere

Special bonus resources to support your practice:

  • Online course with Cyndi Lee
  • 3-part audio series
  • 4 special e-book collections
  • Subscription to Lion's Roar

With 25 inspiring talks and guided practices, Transcending Habit features a lot of wisdom to take in.

We’re delighted to offer all the insight and guidance of this summit in a free weekend experience. But you may want to go deeper with these heart-opening teachings—and return to them often. And go deeper still with all the bonus materials that come with the Transcending Habit resource package.

Learn to wake up from negative patterns and cultivate positive new habits that lead to greater resilience and inner peace.

The Transcending Habit resource package gives you lifetime access to uplifting guidance from some of today’s most inspiring spiritual leaders.

• Habits of the Mind That Lead Us to Suffering

• Habits of the Mind That Lead Us to Happiness

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN

GAYLON FERGUSON

JOSH KORDA

VALERIE (VIMALASARA) MASON-JOHN

ETHAN NICHTERN

COLIN BEAVAN

LAMA WILLA MILLER

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN

Psychologist, author, and leading teacher of Insight Meditation

Sharpening the Attention & Soothing the Mind

Guided Meditation: Sharpening the Attention and Soothing the Mind

Guided Meditation on Loving-Kindness

Meditation for Cultivating Self-Compassion in Response to One's Pain

• Habits of the Mind That Lead Us to Suffering
• Habits of the Mind That Lead Us to Happiness

SENSEI ROBERT CHODO CAMPBELL

COLIN BEAVAN

Speaker, life coach, consultant and author of How to Be Alive; Kwan Um Zen

• What Are Habits, and How Do We Change Them?
• Letting Go of Attachment to Habits

• What Are Habits, and How Do We Change Them?
• Letting Go of Attachment to Habits

GAYLON FERGUSON

Core Faculty Naropa University, dharma teacher, author of Natural Wakefulness and Natural Bravery

 Allowing Yourself to Feel All the Feelings that Come with Negative Patterns

LAMA WILLA MILLER

Founder and spiritual co-director, Natural Dharma Fellowship

 Habitual Patterns as Knots In the Body

 5 Tips for Befriending Your Feelings

SENSEI KOSHIN PALEY ELLISON

Co-founder, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care; author of Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up

SENSEI ROBERT CHODO CAMPBELL

Co-founder and Guiding Teacher, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

SENSEI KOSHIN PALEY ELLISON

• How We Got Off the Wheel of Habit

• How We Got Off the Wheel of Habit

• Habitual Patterns: The Fake News We Tell Ourselves
• Buddhism’s Four Right Efforts and Heavenly Mind-States

• Allowing Yourself to Feel All the Feelings that Come with Negative Patterns

• Habitual Patterns as Knots In the Body
• 5 Tips for Befriending Your Feelings

• Working with Emotionally Driven Behaviors & Compulsions: Where Buddhism & Modern Psychology Meet
• Inserting a Pause

• Transforming Shame & Guilt with Positive Remorse

JOSH KORDA

Guiding teacher, Dharmapunx NYC; author of Unsubscribe: Opt Out of Delusion, Tune In to Truth

Bring a Healthful Thought to Mind

Bring a Healthful Thought to Mind

 Working with Emotionally Driven Behaviors & Compulsions: Where Buddhism & Modern Psychology Meet

 Inserting a Pause 

TRUDY GOODMAN

Founder and guiding teacher of InsightLA

TRUDY GOODMAN

• How Seeing Habitual Patterns Leads to Freedom
• You Can Do This: Encouraging Words

• How Seeing Habitual Patterns Leads to Freedom
• You Can Do This: Encouraging Words

VALERIE (VIMALASARA) MASON-JOHN

Mindfulness teacher; co-author and co-founder of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction

 Habitual Patterns: The Fake News We Tell Ourselves
 Buddhism’s Four Right Efforts

ETHAN NICHTERN

Buddhist teacher, author of The Road Home: A Contemporary Explanation of the Buddhist Path

 Transforming Shame & Guilt with Positive Remorse

Reflection, Forgiveness, and Intention-Setting

Reflection, Forgiveness, and Intention-Setting

Plus, you’ll gain access to special bonus resources to support your spiritual growth

We think you’ll love this course, so we don’t want anything holding you back from enrolling. We’re therefore offering an unconditional 30-day guarantee: If you decide that this program isn’t right for you, we’ll give you a full refund within the first 30 days of the scheduled start date. 

4 Special e-Book Collections curated by Lion's Roar

Featuring teachings from prominent Buddhist voices, presented in attractive PDF volumes.

° Buddhist Perspectives on Addictive Behavior and Recovery
° Working with Busy-Ness and “Screens”
° Making a Habit of Buddhist Meditation
° Creating Healthful Habits

BONUS #3

3-Part Audio series, Freeing Ourselves From Negative Patterns

Sylvia Boorstein: How Meditation & Wisdom Free Us from Negative Patterns
Joan Sutherland: A Zen Story to Consider When Relating to Habitual Patterns
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: Hosting Meditation

BONUS #2

Taking Refuge in the Body | An Online Course with Cyndi Lee

In five jargon-free lessons, famed movement innovator Cyndi Lee will guide you in making self-care a vitalizing part of your day—even if you just have 5 minutes.

With her yoga-inspired exercises and mindfulness-based meditations, you can experience a calmer nervous system and an overall sense of renewal.   

BONUS #1

A 1-Year All Access Subscription to Lion’s Roar magazine

From plain-language advice and meditation instructions to fascinating profiles and Buddhist teachings, Lion’s Roar will awaken your heart and mind. 

Your 1-year subscription includes 6 print issues, a 15-year online PDF archive, plus access to the Lion’s Roar mobile app.

BONUS #4

A Full Year of Lion’s Roar Magazine
From plain-language advice and meditation instructions to fascinating profiles and Buddhist teachings, Lion’s Roar will awaken your heart and mind. Your 1-year subscription features 6 print issues, an online PDF archive of 15 years of Lion’s Roar, plus access to the Lion’s Roar mobile app.

Get Lifetime Access to All the Teacher's Talks and Guided Practices in the Transcending Habit Summit

With 24 inspiring talks and guided practices, Transcending Habit features a lot of wisdom to take in. We’re delighted to offer all the insight and guidance of this summit in a free weekend experience. 

But you may want to go deeper with these heart-opening teachings—and return to them often. And go deeper still with all the bonus materials that come with the Transcending Habit resource package.

UPGRADE NOW

 $297

Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

UPGRADE NOW

$297

Lifetime Access

Transcripts of every session

Downloadable audio collection of 10 guided practices

Lifetime Access

UPGRADE NOW

$297

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Learn to wake up from negative patterns and cultivate positive new habits that lead to greater resilience and inner peace.

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Scholarships

We hope to make these wisdom teachings available to those who want to go deeper with the Transcending Habit summit but cannot afford the full cost of the summit resource package. Thanks to our generous donors, and proceeds from events like this, we have a limited number of scholarships available. 

Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

$297

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