April 29

Exploring Metta Meditation, by Beth Terrence

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“If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.”
- H.H. Dalai Lama

Metta meditation is a foundational practice in some Buddhist traditions. The word Metta is referenced in several different Suttas or discourses; it is often associated with the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. Metta is considered one of the Four Immeasurables or Brahma Viharas which include: Loving-kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity. It is said to help facilitate awakening, open-heartedness and the spirit of generosity as well as support the development of meditative concentration.

Read the rest of Beth’s introduction to Metta Meditation here.

Join the Facebook Metta Meditation group here.

Or Follow Beth’s guided Metta Meditation here.

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