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The Metta Sutra

The Metta Sutra offers the Buddha’s teachings on loving kindness. This is one of the fundamental practices for Buddhists in general and me in particular. During my meditation practice, I offer loving kindness blessings first to myself, then to my wife, children and their significant others, then to the people I know who are suffering, […]

Valentine’s Metta Practice for Earth and Her Children

It’s Valentine’s Season and time to express love to our beloveds. Let’s not forget about someone most special–Mother Earth—because she is the giver of life and sustainer of everything we know and hold dear. We can make a gift to her, in celebration of the holiday, and deliver it through mindful meditation. Let our expression […]

Words of Wisdom for March 29, 2024

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Words of Wisdom for August 3, 2023

Dear Friends: Even as a mother protects with her life her child, her only child, so with a boundless heart, should one cherish all living beings.– Buddha, Karaniya Metta Sutta Read More Word of Wisdom Click here to offer what you can for eBooks and Guided Mediations! Mindfulness Personal Training May you be free from […]

Resources for the Four Divine Abodes

Introduction Compassionate listening and loving speech are the foundations of our sharing practice. As mindfulness deepens awareness of our experience we find new ways to enhance our own well-being. We become able to transform our suffering and find freedom in the present moment. I will try to record all sessions, in case something comes up […]

A Song For All Beings

Last Saturday night, I attended a performance of A Song For All  Beings to a packed house. Composed and produced by Jennifer Berezan and friends, A Song For All Beings is based on the Buddhist practice of metta and the four immeasurable minds or Brahma Viharas (divine abodes) of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and […]

The Bells of Mindfulness from Mother Earth

The polar ice caps are melting. BONG! The sea levels are rising. BONG! The deserts are expanding. BONG! The temperature is rising. BONG! Species are becoming extinct. BONG! Water sources are depleting. BONG! The rainforests are disappearing. BONG! These  bells of mindfulness from Mother Earth are ringing over and over again. Are we listening to […]

Watering the Seeds of Loving Kindness

Watering the Seedlings of Intention Metta practice is the cultivation of our capacity for lovingkindness. It does not involve either positive thinking or the imposition of an artificial positive attitude. . . . Rather, we meditate on our good intentions, however weak or strong they may be, and water the seeds of these intentions. —Barry […]

The Force of Love

yada The Force of Love The extraordinary thing about the cultivation of metta [lovingkindness], as opposed to Christian ideas of love, is that it is a transpersonal force. When you concentrate on transmitting metta, it’s like you’re not actually doing it, you’re just opening yourself up to this field of potential sympathy that exists between […]