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Day 26 ~ May Is For Metta 2020: Everyday Is A New Beginning

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“Rahula, practice loving-kindness to overcome anger.  Loving-kindness has the capacity to bring happiness to others without demanding anything in return.  Practice compassion to overcome cruelty.  Compassion has the capacity to remove the suffering of others without expecting anything in return. Practice sympathetic joy to overcome hatred.  Sympathetic joy arises when […]

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Day 23 ~ May Is For Metta 2020: Walking Metta Meditation

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“In my room, the world is beyond my understanding;  but when I walk I see that it consists of three or four hills and a cloud.” – Wallace Stevens During our first year of practice in 2010, one of our participants shared that she had incorporated her practice of Metta […]

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Day 22 ~ May Is For Metta 2020: Planting Seeds of Lovingkindness

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Metta meditation is a practice of cultivating understanding, love, and compassion by looking deeply, first for ourselves and then for others. Once we love and take care of ourselves, we can be much more helpful to others. Metta meditation can be practiced in part or in full. Just saying one […]

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Day 21: May Is For Metta 2020: Create Your Own Metta Practice

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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us”universe”, a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, […]

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Day 20 ~ May Is For Metta 2020: Dedicating The Merit Of Our Practice

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May the earth be wholesome everywhere The world blessed with prosperity May the poor and destitute find wealth And the stooping animals be freed. May every being ailing with illness Find relief at once from suffering May all the sickness that afflict the living Be instantly and permanently healed. May […]

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