Yes, we are meeting 'in-person'

Exciting News! For those of you in the Vancouver / Camas area we are meeting again in-person at the Breathe Wellness Company. If you are comfortable meeting with us in-person at this time then please join us at 7pm on Sundays. Plan on arriving ten minutes before to get settled. We will be following all current WA State guidelines and I ask that you are mindful and respectful of other people's comfort levels. I will be wearing a mask but will remove it once we are settled and distanced to lead the meditation. For now we will not be having after-meditation tea but hopefully soon. I will be updating our website with the latest details so check back here if you are unsure.

Note that we will NOT be meeting on Sunday 31st October (Halloween).

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lovingkindness as a Radical Act [AUDIO]

Is practicing Lovingkindness the spiritual equivalent of rainbows and ponies, or is it a truly radical act?

In this week's meditation we cut through the tendency to equate generating Metta (lovingkindness) with simple positive thinking. Metta is not simply repeating aphorisms, or striving to be 'nice'. At it's heart it is a truly radical stance, that is at complete odds with our culture and society.

Choosing to follow the path of lovingkindness is hard, and sets you apart from the norms most live by.

As Chögyam Trungpa says in "The Sacred Path of the Warrior";
“The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything.” 
That's refusing to give up loving yourself, your friend, the neutral person, your enemy - and all sentient beings.

And that is radical.

In the audio below we have a short introduction, together with a fully guided 30 minute Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation.

If the embedded audio player above doesn't work for you, please click here.

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