Classes + Offerings

De-Programming the Cult of Productivity, Metta Mondays: Luminous Heart practices from Buddhism and the Tarot

May 13th, 20th, 27th & June 3rd 

from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Online via Zoom

Cost: Dana based, suggested Dana $100 place Dana payment here or send another amount to Venmo: @laura-zuspan or Zelle: Dana is Pali for giving from the heart, it is an act of generosity, no one turned away for lack of funds. please email me @ if you wish to attend and do not register here. 


In a world in desperate need of kindness, Buddhism has developed a practice that protects, strengthens, and softens the heart, so we and others can live in peace and joy.  Join Laura Zuspan of the Luminous Void for a four week exploration of this practice, known as Metta.  This class is designed to support you in developing practices of loving-kindness through meditation and prayer.  We will also connect these teachings to the archetypes of the Tarot, so these powerful visual symbols can aid us in finding the immeasurable heart. So often in our world our capacity to extend compassion, friendliness and understanding to ourselves and others is lost in the cult of productivity, consumption and comparison. Learn how to consistently find your strongest heart, full of care and connection.  

In this class we will learn the basic techniques of Metta through guided meditations, overview the magical symbols and archetypes in the Tarot that support this practice, learn from talks provided from the teacher, and build a supportive community for this practice. 

We will highlight the Cups suit of the Tarot, rich in helpful metaphors and imagery relating to qualities of heart and relational health, and within this wisdom, determine areas in our lives to direct more friendliness, compassion and kindness. 

What is the Intention behind the creation of this offering?

To protect, soften and open the heart, which for so many of us has gotten covered over by a toxic culture of comparison and productivity. To create a community of care and kindness.  To uplift and help creatives feel safe and protected in the work that they do. To honor and bless, ourselves, our friends, our family, and all beings.