Join Quynh, Lynne, and Laurene every week to develop a meditation practice in community to cultivate the divine mind-states noted in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra 1.33:
maitri karuna muditopeksanam sukha duhkha punyapunya visayanam bhavanatas citta prasadanam
“By cultivating attitudes of friendliness (maitri) toward the happy, compassion (karuna) for the unhappy, delight (mudita) in the virtuous, and disregard (uppekkha) toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.”
March was all about metta. Join us this month as we practice the cultivation of compassion (karuna) by reciting the world's most widely known mantra of compassion Om Mani Padme Hum.
The practice of mantra recitation is known as japa. Practicing japa with a mala allows us to build a strong foundation for meditation. It is an effective way of training the mind to develop one-pointed concentration (dharana).
We practice japa by repeating a mantra or divine name while contemplating its meaning to cultivate understanding of the ever-present awareness of being. Come experience abiding in the divine state of compassion for yourself.
Metta is often translated as "loving-kindness" or "goodwill". The practice of cultivating metta comes from the teaching of the Buddha in which he exemplified metta as the love a mother has for her only child.
We practice the cultivation of metta with mindfulness so that we may learn to hold and be held by this quality of heart so that we may encounter all of life in this manner - in metta.
Each week experience the practice of metta for yourself. Join Quynh, Lynne, and Laurene to cultivate metta and experience the heart.
~ Join Quynh for a classical practice on cultivating metta with a contemporary twist as we recite an English translated version of the Chant of Metta to the tune by Bhuddhist composer Imee Ooi.
Join Quynh for a classical practice on cultivating metta with a contemporary twist as we recite an English translated version of the Chant of Metta to the tune by Bhuddhist composer Imee Ooi.
Join Lynne for a guided experience of metta. Cultivate metta for someone you see everyday, a loved one, a difficult person, yourself and all sentient beings.