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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 18 ~ May Is For Metta 2020: Lovingkindness For All Beings

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“Let thoughts of loving-kindness pervade the whole world, above and below, outwards and unbounded, free from any hatred or ill-will.  Whether standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all one’s waking hours, tend this mind of goodwill, which is called the state of sublime abiding.  – The Buddha, Sutta Nipata […]

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Day 12 ~ May Is For Metta 2020: Lovingkindness For Neutral Beings

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“Loving-kindness meditation accords with zen’s Bodhisattva vow, in confirming that our awakening is mutually grounded in the interdependence of all beings, rather than being a self-centered endeavor.  Loving-kindness is sometimes misconstrued as an attempt to conjure up good feelings, or to see ourselves as loving or kind.  However, its function is […]

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Introducing May Is For Metta! Daily practice starts tomorrow!

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I truly believe that the greatest disease of our time is one of disconnection.  We can see this in our disconnect from the natural world, from community and on the deepest level from our own selves.  This imbalance is one that tends to accompany the many benefits of living in […]

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Spring Cleaning Inside & Out Virtual Writing Retreat Day 4 ~ Spiritual

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We’ve been looking at Spring Cleaning through a holistic framework – one that addresses body, mind, emotion and spirit.  Today, we’ll focus on the spiritual aspects of ourselves to see what we might like to shift or change as we harmonize with the energy of Spring.  Spring is a particularly […]

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