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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.
2018-05-16 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
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2018-05-16 Opening Talk 53:15
  Sharon Salzberg
Welcome, orienting to retreat, taking refuge and precepts as a support to practice.
2018-05-17 Metta Meditation 58:16
  Sharon Salzberg
2018-05-18 Guided Metta (Benefactor and Self) 56:29
  Oren Jay Sofer
A short guided practice, plus Q&A
2018-05-18 The Path Of Metta Practice 55:46
  Mark Coleman
This talk explores some of the journeys on the practice of loving-kindness, including the obstacles and fruit of Metta practice.
2018-05-20 The Inner Critic and Its Impact On Metta 60:25
  Mark Coleman
2018-05-20 Four Brahma Viharas 57:26
  Sharon Salzberg
2018-05-21 Metta For All Groups 69:28
  Oren Jay Sofer
Instructions, guided meditation, plus Q&A
2018-05-21 For The Love Of Nature 65:37
  Mark Coleman
This talk explores the relationship between love and nature and how the natural world is a beautiful and profound doorway to love (metta) compassion and joy.
2018-05-22 Metta Meditation Instructions For All Beings 65:24
  Mark Coleman
2018-05-22 The Company We Keep: Reflections on Friendship 55:43
  Oren Jay Sofer
The development of the path depends on the relationships and friendships in our life. This talk explores "spiritual friendship" - its many meanings and benefits
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