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Temporary Suspension of In-Person Meetings: Given the current surge in cases locally I have decided that it would be prudent for us to suspend our in-person meetings temporarily. Please check back here regularly, hopefully we will be back to normal really soon! Do remember to sign up for the Metta Letter newsletter as I will be ending out weekly meditations.

Monday, January 18, 2016

It's Really Easy to Love Everyone...

...it's that guy at work who's hard!


Or the woman on the cellphone weaving between lanes. Or the rabid political commentator. Or the Facebook 'friend' who posts all those terrible jokes. Or the family member who is making your life miserable...

One of the ways that true Loving-kindness or 'Metta' differs from empty affirmations is that it is real and specific. It's not just declaring that you 'love all beings'. That's easy. Anyone can pay lip service to an abstract idea of universal love and fellowship.

It's the specific people who make it hard. That is why our core practice - Metta Bhavana or the 'cultivation of love' is highly specific. We bring real people from our daily lives to mind, and we practice offering them unconditional love.

For most of us that is really hard. But it is that very difficulty that makes the practice worthwhile. It is a true practice, and ongoing commitment to growing our ability to love all beings bit by bit.

In the attached meditation we practice generating loving-kindness for all the people you will meet or interact with in the next few days. It starts with a short introduction then a fully guided 30 minute metta meditation.



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

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Metta Meditation Cancelled Today, January 3rd 2016


Hi all, when I woke this morning the forecast was showing it warming a bit this evening. However, that has now been revised and it looks like it may be nasty, so I'm cancelling tonight's group just in case.

Please stay warm and safe, and have a great week.

    Metta, Chris.