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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Lovingkindness Retreat

Metta means friendship or lovingkindness in the ancient Buddhist Pali language. Metta meditation cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. Said to have been taught by the Buddha himself, we traditionally practice metta along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others, and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness, and a greater ability to love.

2024-02-20 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2024-02-21 Kindness rooted in love 48:44
Oren Jay Sofer
What is Metta? How do we experience it? How do we strengthen it?
2024-02-22 Introduction to metta practice 58:26
Oren Jay Sofer
Instructions for loving kindness, practice, and a guided meditation
2024-02-22 Building the path to our best home: how to work with grief, and shame that can hinder Metta 51:24
Jessica Morey
This talk explores obstacles to Metta, with a focus on shame and grief, as well as their distinction to hiri and ottappa
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