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Embodiment Matters Podcast

Feb 12, 2023

Embodying Maitri: The Essential Ingredient with Erin Geesaman Rabke



We’re delighted to share with you this podcast where Erin speaks about the practice of Maitri. Maitri is a Sanskrit word often translated as “lovingkindness” but several teachers in our lineage have gone further, naming it “courageous unconditional friendliness,” or “brave warmheartedness.” In this episode, Erin speaks about the importance of this practice in living a healing life. Traditional Buddhist teachings suggest beginning the practice with oneself, then extending our circles of care ever outward. Erin shares personal stories of working with this practice, and invites you in. She also shares about her upcoming online class Maitri: A Courtship with the Essential Ingredient. You can learn more about that offering here.


Erin refers to a few sources of inspiration in this episode including:


To Love and Be Loved: The Difficult Yoga of Relationship with Stephen and Ondrea Levine


bell hooks 

All About Love

Her Interview with Thich Nhat Hanh


Open and Innocent by Scott Morrison


There is Nothing Wrong with You by Cheri Huber



And Mary Oliver’s poem, To Begin with the Sweet Grass