Loving-Kindness Meditation with The Holistic Life Foundation

Learn how loving-kindness meditation can nourish deep connection and healing for ourselves, our loved ones, and our community.

Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez founded The Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) in 2001. HLF is a Baltimore-based nonprofit committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities. Through a comprehensive approach which helps children develop their inner lives through yoga, mindfulness, and self-care, HLF demonstrates deep commitment to learning, community, and stewardship of the environment. HLF is also committed to developing high-quality evidence based programs and curriculum to improve community well-being.

The Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly NewsCNN, and CBS, as well as O the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Upworthy, Mindful Magazine, Yoga Journal, Shambala Sun, and many other publications.

Practice Loving-Kindness with The Holistic Life Foundation

In this 4-part series you’ll learn the basics of the loving-kindness practice, including sending loving-kindness to ourselves, to our loved ones, to difficult people in our lives, and to everyone on the planet.

Session #1: Offering Loving-Kindness to Ourselves

Session#2: Loving-Kindness Meditation for Your Loved Ones

Session #3: Loving-Kindness for the Difficult People in Your Life

Session #4: Loving-Kindness Meditation to Connect Us All


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  • November 26, 2018

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About the author

Ali Smith

Ali co-founded the Holistic Life Foundation in 2001, where he currently serves as Executive Director. He has over 15 years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness to diverse populations. Through his work at the Holistic Life Foundation he has helped develop and pilot yoga and mindfulness programs at public and private schools, drug treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, mental crisis facilities, and retreat centers, nationally and internationally.

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Atman Smith

Atman is a co-founder of the Holistic Life Foundation. He served as Director of Youth Programming for ten years, Director of Fundraising for five years, and currently serves as the Director of Development. Since 2001, he has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to a diverse population including underserved and high-risk youth in Baltimore City Public Schools, drug treatment centers, wellness centers, and colleges.

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Andres Gonzalez

Andres is a co-founder of the Holistic Life Foundation. For sixteen years, Andres has taught yoga to diverse populations throughout the world, including Baltimore City Public School students, drug treatment centers, mental crisis facilities, homeless shelters, wellness centers, colleges, private schools and other various venues throughout the nation and throughout the world. He has partnered with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health and the Penn State’s Prevention Research Center on a Stress and Relaxation Study.