The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat for Scientists & Educators

This meditation retreat is an opportunity to advance the study of the human mind, in the company of researchers, educators, therapists and others involved in the broad areas of the mind and social sciences.

Recent studies have demonstrated the positive influence that love and compassion can have on our lives and in our society. These qualities form a foundation for empathy and emotional intelligence to arise, allowing humanity – in all its diversity – to live and work together in greater harmony.

Participants will receive an in-depth training in metta (lovingkindness) meditation. Metta is the term for friendship or lovingkindness in Pali, an ancient Indian language. Conforming to the spirit of empirical science, it is simply a means of training our minds to become more keenly concentrated and aware while cultivating our innate capacity for an open and loving heart. Traditionally, it is taught along with other meditations that enrich compassion, joy and equanimity. Although drawn from the Buddhist meditative tradition, these practices do not in any way require an adherence to Buddhism or a rejection of personal faith.

2010-01-08 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2010-01-09 Loving kindness 57:01
Sharon Salzberg
A basic overview of loving kindness meditation
2010-01-11 The Practice Of Compassion 57:10
Mark Coleman
What is compassion - how do we cultivate this precious heart quality towards our own suffering and towards the suffering in the world.
2010-01-12 Happiness Is Possible 57:04
Sally Armstrong
The Brahma Vihara of Mudita allows us to see that there is more happiness available to us then we often think is posible
2010-01-13 Equanimity and Faith 56:58
Sharon Salzberg
2010-01-14 Infusing Metta Into Daily Life 59:09
Mark Coleman
How do we bring love and compassion into our lives and relationships and what ares of our lives will benefit from the qualities of metta.
2010-01-14 "Lake" Metta Meditation 22:46
Mark Coleman
A guided visual metta meditation.
Creative Commons License