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Metta in Difficult Situations

Posted on Dec 12, 2013

Metta in Difficult Situations By Venerable Mahinda   Every time we encounter unfriendly people, we are presented with an opportunity to develop our metta practice further.  It is quite easy to cultivate thoughts of loving-kindness in an environment where everyone around us is friendly and responds positively towards us.  But unless we are challenged by people who are unfriendly or disturb us, how will we know if our practice is progressing?  When practising metta towards people whom we find difficult, we need to use our wisdom. With wisdom, we can change our perception.  Firstly, we...

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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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