Loving-kindness meditation
Mettā (Pali: मेत्ता in Devanagari) or maitrī (Sanskrit: मैत्री) is loving-kindness, friendliness, benevolence, amity, friendship, good will, kindness, close mental union (on same mental wavelength), and active interest in others. It is one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism, and the first of the four sublime states (Brahmavihāras). This is love without clinging (upādāna).
The cultivation of loving-kindness (mettā bhāvanā) is a popular form of meditation in Buddhism. In the Theravadin Buddhist tradition, this practice begins with the meditator cultivating loving-kindness towards themselves, then one's loved ones, friends, teachers, strangers, enemies, and finally towards all sentient beings. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this practice is associated with tonglen (cf.), whereby one breathes out ("sends") happiness and breathes in ("receives") suffering. Tibetan Buddhists also practice contemplation of the Brahmavihāras, also called the four immeasurables, which is sometimes called 'compassion meditation'.
"Compassion meditation" is a contemporary scientific field that demonstrates the efficacy of metta and related meditative practices.

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Overview of Loving-kindness Meditation - BuddhaNet
An Overview of Loving-kindness meditation. Loving-kindness meditation can be brought in to support the practice of 'bare attention' to help keep the mind open ...
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Mettā - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meditation on loving-kindness is considered a good way to calm down a distraught mind and an antidote to anger. Someone who has cultivated loving-kindness ...
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Meditation On Lovingkindness | Jack Kornfield
May I be filled with lovingkindness. “I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.” - Walt Whitman. This meditation uses words, ...
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Loving-Kindness Meditation - Metta…
Loving-kindness meditation (Metta Bhavana) and Compassion by the Urban Monk. How to meditate Loving-kindness meditation, benefits, history and mantra.
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Opening The Heart - Beliefnet.com
'Opening The Heart': Guided Meditation with Using the Metta, or Lovingkindness, presented by Beliefnet.com.
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Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a Day | Greater Good
Sep 10, 2012 ... Loving-kindness meditation does far more than produce momentary good feelings. Over a nine week period, research showed that this type of ...
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Loving-Kindness Meditation and Change | Kripalu - Huffington Post
Oct 2, 2013 ... One increasingly popular form of meditation is Loving-kindness meditation (LKM), the practice of wishing oneself and others to be happy, ...
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How to Practice Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta): 17 Steps
How to Practice Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta). The practice of loving kindness or goodwill meditation is an excellent tool for breaking down barriers as well ...
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Free Guided Meditations | UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, turn on your speakers and ... Loving Kindness Meditation, 9 mins, Play · iTunes.
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Lovingkindness meditation | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation
We have various lovingkindness meditations available in our online store.The Metta Bhavana, or Development of Lovingkindness, practice is one of the most.
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Free Guided Meditations | UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, turn on your speakers and ... Loving Kindness Meditation, 9 mins, Play · iTunes.
Loving-Kindness Meditation and Change | Kripalu - Huffington Post
Oct 2, 2013 ... One increasingly popular form of meditation is loving-kindness ... Neuroscientific meditation researcher Richard Davidson from the University of ...
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A few recent psychological studies suggest that Loving-kindness meditation may impact health and well-being. One study done at Stanford University suggests ...
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Dec 16, 2013 ... This guided meditation is an introduction to cultivating mindful awareness in your life. ... Lovingkindness Meditation (Audio: 16 Minutes).
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Aug 15, 2011 ... Barbara L. Fredrickson, Department of Psychology, University of North ...... Impact of Loving-kindness meditation on Specific Positive Emotions ...
The science of lovingkindness | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation
Nov 29, 2011 ... A study done at Stanford University used a brief lovingkindness meditation exercise to examine whether social connection could be created ...
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Duke University. In this article, we describe the clinical applicability of Loving-kindness meditation (LKM) to individuals suffering from schizophrenia-spec-.
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Then direct the Loving-kindness meditation to yourself… May I be filled with loving-kindness. May I be well ... University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine.
[PDF]Loving-Kindness Meditation Increases Social Connectedness
authors used a brief Loving-kindness meditation exercise to examine whether social connection ... ment of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Guided meditations - CALM - The University of Auckland
Or, say that you intend to develop more compassion and loving kindness in the next few minutes. Have a half smile on your face. It makes the experience more ...
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Loving-Kindness Meditation: Meditations to Help You Love ...
Loving-Kindness Meditation: Meditations to Help You Love ...
Bill Scheffel, 2003
Featuring a system of prayers offering generosity and compassion toward oneself, toward others, and toward the Earth, this book features photographs, instructions, and actual meditations to help readers offer a kinder and more loving ...
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics)
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics)
Sharon Salzberg, 2002
Sharon Salzberg, a meditation teacher and the founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, focuses on a kind of Buddhist practice that emphasizes feelings of love, happiness, and compassion. Metta, or "lovingkindness," meditation involves four phrases: "May I be free from danger"; "May I have mental happiness...
Meditation, Compassion & Lovingkindness: An Approach to ...
Meditation, Compassion & Lovingkindness: An Approach to ...
Steve Weissman, 1996
This excellant guide provides basic instruction for the development of mindfulness -- the development of beneficial qualities, such as Compassion, Lovingkindness, and Wisdom.
Awakening Loving-Kindness (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
Awakening Loving-Kindness (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
Pema Chodron, 1996
"These teachings are simple, earthy, and alive. Pema's deep experience and her fresh way of looking at things are like mountain water—clear and refreshing, as good Dharma should be."—Jack Kornfield, co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom
The Gift of Loving-Kindness: 100 Meditations on Compassion, ...
The Gift of Loving-Kindness: 100 Meditations on Compassion, ...
Mary Brantley, Tesilya Hanauer, 2008
Practiced with thoughtfulness and attention, the simple meditations in The Gift of Loving-Kindness can introduce compassion, clarity, and love into the lives of every reader.
The Healing Power of Loving-Kindness (Book and Audio-CD Set): A Guided Buddhist Meditation
The Healing Power of Loving-Kindness (Book and Audio-CD Set): A Guided Buddhist Meditation
Tulku Thondup, 2009
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche was born in East Tibet and was recognized to be a tulku at age five. He studied at Tibet’s famed Dodrupchen Monastery, settling in India in 1958 and teaching for many years in its universities. He came to the United States in 1980 as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. For the past three decades he has lived in Cambridg...
Lovingkindness
Lovingkindness
Sharon Salzberg, 2008
Explains how the Buddhist path can help individuals discover the inner joy within themselves, and shares simple Buddhist teachings and suggestions for meditation.
The Gift of Loving-Kindness: 100 Meditations on Compassion, Generosity, and Forgiveness
The Gift of Loving-Kindness: 100 Meditations on Compassion, Generosity, and Forgiveness
Brantley, Mary and Hanauer, Tesilya, 2007
Loving-kindness, the English translation of the Pali word metta, is defined as unconditional well-wishing and openhearted nurturing of ourselves and others, just as we are. By practicing loving-kindness, you can learn to treat yourself and others-even strangers-like dear friends, putting aside criticism and judgment and choosing instead to open you...
The Healing Power of Loving-Kindness: A Guided Buddhist ...
The Healing Power of Loving-Kindness: A Guided Buddhist ...
Tulku Thondup, 2009
A guide to the Buddhist view of loving-kindness includes instructions for changing negative thoughts and feelings by cultivating a positive, loving attitude and includes an extended guided meditation practice on the accompanying sound discs ...
Loving-Kindness Meditation - A Practical Guide
Loving-Kindness Meditation - A Practical Guide
Dan Boschi, 2012
Learn to relax more, increase your capacity for compassion and empathy, feel less anxious, and be happier.This is a practical, easy to understand guide to the Loving-kindness meditation (or “Metta Bahvana”). It explains how to do the meditation in simple steps, avoiding religious or spiritual aspects.It also includes sections on: - The benefits tha...
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Loving Kindness Guided Meditation : Secular Buddhist Association
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Audio Dharma - Lovingkindness (Metta)
Audio Dharma is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom.
www.audiodharma.org/series/1/talk/1728/
Metta – Wikipedia
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Loving-Kindness Meditation and Change | Kripalu
As meditation research has become more prevalent, science has become interested in the effects of loving-kindness practice on the mind and the body. As it turns out, LKM offers unique benefits that are subtly different from other kinds of meditation.
www.huffingtonpost.com/kripalu/loving-kindness-meditation_b_3961300.html
100 Days of Lovingkindness begins Jan 31 | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation
The second event of our Year of Going Deeper series — 100 Days of Lovingkindness — begins on January 31, 2014. This is not a meditation challenge req
www.wildmind.org/blogs/on-practice/100-days-of-lovingkindness-begins-jan-31
Lovingkindness meditation | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation
We have various lovingkindness meditations available in our online store.The Metta Bhavana, or Development of Lovingkindness, practice is one of the most
www.wildmind.org/metta
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics): Sharon Salzberg: 9781570629037: Amazon.com: Books
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics) [Sharon Salzberg] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can also awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path. In this inspiring book
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Loving-Kindness Meditation practice associ... [Brain Behav Immun. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI
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iTunes - Podcasts - #2 Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation by Lisa Dale Miller, MFT
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Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness Shambhala classics: Amazon.co.uk: Sharon Salzberg: Books
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness Shambhala classics: Amazon.co.uk: Sharon Salzberg: Books
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