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Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat

Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. With its roots in practices said to have been taught by the Buddha himself, metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love.

2011-02-04 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2011-02-05 Breath meditation instructions 1:15:51
Gina Sharpe
First day of retreat instructions.
2011-02-05 Relationship Between Metta And Mindfulness 49:01
Mark Coleman
How do the qualities of love (metta) and mindfulness relate,support and compliment each other and what happens as we practice these as meditations.
2011-02-06 Metta Instructions - Self and Benefactor 44:22
Gina Sharpe
Blocks to sending metta to oneself - instruction for practice
2011-02-07 The Way Of Balance 49:52
Gina Sharpe
Equanimity, one of the four Brahma Vihara, can be practiced to bring balance to practice and life.
2011-02-08 Instructions In Metta 51:31
Gina Sharpe
Expanding instructions for metta practice to the neutral person.
2011-02-08 compassion 50:37
Mark Coleman
Compassion is a beautiful quality of the heart that allows us to meet our humanness and all of our struggles and pain with a kind and embracing love.
2011-02-09 Metta Instructions - Difficult Person 53:25
Mark Coleman
2011-02-10 Practicing With Compassion In The World 52:46
Gina Sharpe
Going home with practices of metta, compassion and mindfulness
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