Standing for Love: Courage and the Generous Heart (1.5CR)

What is it to live with courage from a contemporary Buddhist perspective? Joshua Bee Alafia discusses how we can be courageous while maintaining a generous heart. 

PREVIEW: "A sense of love as connected to the inter-being we are cultivating through practice.


  • how to cultivate courage.
  • how to cultivate a generous heart. 
  • key Buddhist concepts, terms, and insights.
  • strategies for coping with fear.

Standing for Love: Courage and the Generous Heart

In these times of mass incarceration, police violence, institutional racism, homophobia, xenophobia, extremist politics, and on and on, how do we stand for Love and have the courage to maintain a generous heart?  Love that is fortified with the awakening of the sense of inter-being that brings all of us together.  This loving sense of unity.  Oneness.  How do we resist the mainstream's push to divide with extreme aversion and consume to fill the void of separation? 

Exploring the Buddhist practice of Metta and discussing Virya (energy), Saddha (trust) and Bhavana (cultivation, meditation), this talk follows the journey of the heart in its quest to be authentic, bold and generous.

A Little about Joshua Bee Alafia...


Joshua Bee Alafia graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1995 with a BA in Theatre Arts/Film. He currently is a filmmaker and has worked as a teaching artist teaching film, capoeira, tai chi and teaches mindfulness practice through the Lineage Project. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He currently teaches at New York Insight Meditation Center, MNDFL and leads the Brooklyn People of Color and Allies Meditation bimonthly sit every 2nd and 4th Monday at the Brooklyn Zen Center.

Your investment for this masterclass is $27. 
1.5 Embodied Philosophy Credits will be applied to your account. For information about the Wisdom Training Accreditation, go here.

The masterclass runs for about 90 minutes. You will have instant and ongoing access to the online recording so you can watch it whenever you want, how often you want.


If you're new to online workshops, don't worry, it's very easy. It's just like any workshop, except on video and online.

After you submit your payment, you’ll be sent an email with the link to the masterclass website page. There you can watch the workshop and will be given an option to download the video to your personal wisdom library. You don’t need any special software or equipment. You can watch the workshop streaming online, but if you don't have an excellent wifi connection, it will be best to download the video before viewing. 


“Interesting perspective on courage from a modern-day Buddhist meditation practitioner and teacher." - Travis

“Thanks, Joshua, for an eye-opening talk." - Gina

“I love these offerings! So nice to have access to such thoughtful teachings when you live in a place as remote as I do.” – John


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Joshua's talk is part of a 15-hr series exploring the teachings of Buddhism. Save 50% by purchasing all eleven videos today. 

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