About Unconditional Friendliness in 2021

Half-day Retreat

Unconditional Friendliness in 2021

Devon and Craig Hase

Saturday, January 9; 12:00 - 3:00pm

Suggested donation: $15-30 registration + teacher donation

During this online retreat, we’ll celebrate the new year with the practice of metta, or unconditional friendliness. Metta as the first brahmavihara relies on its three counterparts, compassion, joy, and equanimity, to remain complete, full, truly a divine abode. Join us as we practice these beautiful heart qualities to bring in the new year. All are welcome, both seasoned and beginning meditators alike.

Craig Hase mentors dharma practitioners online, leads meditation retreats throughout North America and Europe, and teaches meditation on the Simple Habit app. Over the years, Craig has studied the teachings and practices of three different lineages – Insight, Zen and Vajrayana. He spent six years in a Zen monastery and completed a PhD in counseling psychology before making his topsy-turvy transition into teaching mindfulness, meditation, and dharma full time. 

Devon Hase began intensive meditation training in 2000. After spending a decade teaching English and social studies in high school and college classrooms, she entered a two-year period of retreat. She has studied at monasteries in Nepal and India, and practices in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions. Currently, Devon teaches at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and throughout North America and Europe. She also mentors dharma practitioners online, and teaches on the Ten Percent Happier and Simple Habit apps.

Devon and Craig, co-authored their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. Devon loves long retreat and is passionate about creative ways to bring depth practice into the daily spin of things. They now live in urban retreat in her hometown of Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between teaching and practice. For more info visit

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