Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mindfulness and Metta

From the “Preparing mindfully for 24hr Metta” series Mindfulness is a critical technique in the cultivation of metta.  What is mindfulness?  In his book, “Awakening with Metta”, Ven Mahinda defines mindfulness as “being present, with clear awareness of our body, … Continue reading

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A guide to the practice of Metta

From the “Preparing mindfully for 24hr Metta” series How can we cultivate metta within ourselves?  How do we first direct it towards ourselves and then radiate it towards others? In his book, “Awakening with Metta” *, Venerable Mahinda sets out … Continue reading

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The many benefits of Metta

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What is Metta?

In “The Buddha and his Teachings”, Ven Narada Maha Thera writes that metta is that which “softens one’s heart … it is defined as the sincere wish for the welfare and genuine happiness of all living beings without exception”. ‘Just … Continue reading

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