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Loving-kindness Meditation & Insight Meditation

Posted on Aug 2, 2013

Buddhist meditation practice is usually classified as two types: samathā – meditation which develops calmness and tranquillity; and vipassanā – meditation which cultivates wisdom or insight. Meditation on loving-kindness (mettā bhāvanā) is considered a samathā practice. When we radiate thoughts of wellbeing for ourselves and others, our minds gradually become more and more calm and peaceful… Read the full article by Venerable Mahinda, published in the Metta Round the World newsletter...

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The Social Application of Metta

Posted on Aug 2, 2013

Metta, in Pali (or Maithri in Sanskrit language) means ‘loving-kindness’, or boundless love’. It is the wish for all sentient beings to be well and happy. It is also referred to as boundless or universal love, a love that transcends all barriers, such as caste, colour or creed… Read the full article by Venerable Mahinda, published in the Metta Round the World newsletter at: http://mrtw.org.au/2013/06/18/the-social-application-of-metta/

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How to Sleep Better

Posted on Aug 2, 2013

  One of the benefits of practising metta is being able to sleep well.  Many people today have difficulty sleeping.  We need to understand that the causes for not sleeping well are due to some kind of stress – on a physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual level…   Read the full article by Venerable Mahinda published in the Metta Round the World newsletter at: http://mrtw.org.au/2013/03/23/how-to-sleep-better/

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Metta and Mindfulness

Posted on Jun 17, 2013

Mindfulness is an important technique in the cultivation of metta and can be applied in all day-to-day situations.  We can describe ‘mindfulness’ as being present, with clear awareness of our body, feelings and state of mind.  This technique is a powerful tool in coping with negative situations such as stress, conflict, or pain, as well as bringing clarity, calmness and appreciation to positive situations…   Read the full article by Venerable Mahinda published in the Metta Round the World...

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Metta Meditation

Posted on Jun 20, 2012

Metta Meditation guided by Venerable Mahinda:  

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Article: From SELF to NON-SELF

Posted on Sep 16, 2011

From SELF to NON-SELF By Venerable Mahinda The idea of the SELF – ‘I’, ‘my’, ‘me’, ‘mine’ – has been implanted in us from almost as soon as we are born.  Our parents gave us a name and from that time on, the idea of ‘I’ and ‘my’ began to grow.  In actual fact, this process has gone on for a very  long time – from life, to life, to life… The more our idea of self grows, the more suffering it brings us.  But we cannot see how the self idea contributes to suffering. That’s what ignorance or delusion is about! As we grow up, we put a lot of time and...

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