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Day 30 ~ May Is For Metta 2018: Love Meditation

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“Love is not just the intention to love, but the capacity to reduce suffering, and offer peace and happiness. The practice of love increases our forbearance, our capacity to be patient and embrace difficulties and pain.”  ― Thich Nhat Hanh We are nearing the end of our practice.   I wanted to share this teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh today as a reminder of the foundation of our  practice and another way to work with the […]

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Day 12 ~ May Is For Metta 2018: 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 to invite the awakening of compassion and empathy, aspects of our being.” – Elizabeth Hamilton Today, we will continue our practice of Metta for Neutral beings.   […]

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Day 11 ~ May Is For Metta 2018: Offering Lovingkindness To A Neutral Being

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“My religion is very simple.  My religion is kindness.” ~ H.H. Dalai Lama Today, we will move our practice of Metta to the category of a Neutral being.  This category is the beginning of expanding our practice from our circle of connection to the broader field of all beings.  Here, with the Neutral person, we begin to practice for those we don’t have a personal relationship with, knowing that they, too, deserve happiness as all […]

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