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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.

2010-02-07 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2010-02-08 Meditation Instructions 65:52
Gina Sharpe
Basic meditation instructions - first day of retreat.
2010-02-08 Training Attention: Metta 51:18
Sharon Salzberg
2010-02-09 Transforming Hindrances Through Love 64:37
Mark Coleman
This talk explores the unity of mindfulness and metta and how we work with obstacles to meditation that arise doing metta (loving Kindness) practice.
2010-02-10 Power Of Love To Transform Suffering 62:34
Gina Sharpe
When love meets suffering compassion arises. When love meets joy, unselfish joy arises.
2010-02-11 Metta Instructions - Expanding the field of metta to the neutral person. 60:10
Gina Sharpe
2010-02-11 The Nuts And Bolts Of Compassion Practice. 69:12
Mark Coleman
A short talk on compassion practice, a guided compassion meditation and a discussion about the practice. Questions and answers.
2010-02-11 We Are Stardust 57:57
Lila Kate Wheeler
Mystery and the mechanics of metta - scientific basis for innate goodness and connection of all things.
2010-02-12 Forgiveness 48:19
Gina Sharpe
Forgiveness as a basis of loving kindness practice with questions and answers.
2010-02-12 Four Brahma Viharas. 57:52
Sharon Salzberg
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