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Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World

Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living kindness.

Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics:

Practicing non-ill-will toward difficult people
Acting with integrity, morality, and ethics
Living a harmonious homelife
Letting go of grief
Developing mindfulness and concentration through metta practice

2018-03-31 (1 day) New York Insight Meditation Center

2018-03-31 AM-01-brief-overview 11:17
Kevin Griffin
2018-03-31 AM-02-mindfulness-Guided-meditation 42:32
Kevin Griffin
2018-03-31 AM-03-qa-tm-vs-mindfulness-kindness-and-conflict-of-achieving 26:07
Kevin Griffin
2018-03-31 AM-04-Like Milk and Water- Living in Community-sutta reading 50:58
Kevin Griffin
2018-03-31 AM-05-loving-kindness-guided-meditation 18:11
Kevin Griffin
2018-03-31 PM-01-guided-meditation 43:57
Kevin Griffin
2018-03-31 PM-02-group-share-after-dyad 28:56
Kevin Griffin
2018-03-31 PM-03-discussing-the-simile-of-the-saw-sutta 35:58
Kevin Griffin
2018-03-31 PM-04-discussing-the-metta-sutta 20:18
Kevin Griffin
2018-03-31 PM-05-guided-meditation+concluding-daylong 11:01
Kevin Griffin
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