Metta Meditation Group & Livestream
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Beginning on June 3, Metta Group will meet on Mondays, 7-8:30pm at Love and Compassion Healing Center, 124 E. 40th Street, 12th Floor, Suite PH.
Kim started this weekly practice community in 2015 at The Interdependence Project. Join us each week to practice lovingkindness meditation and cultivate your intention of living wisely and kindly for yourself, each other, our community, and the world.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Beginners as well as more experienced meditators are welcome to join this event. Buddhists, non-Buddhist, and people of any tradition can participate.
This program is offered on a by-donation basis and no one with financial difficulties will be turned away.
Metta, translated as "lovingkindness", is the practice of offering kindness and compassion to yourself and other living beings. A traditonal Buddhist method of mind training, LKM has become increasingly popular as western research indicates it increases positive emotions and feelings of social connection, decreases physical pain,activates empathy and emotional processing, slows aging, curbs self-criticism, and decreases biases towards others. You can read more about LKM research at this link.
THE BODHISATTVA VOW
We end our meditation by reciting Shantideva's Bodhisattva Vow together. In this way, we remind ourselves that we are not alone in our endeavors to awaken - countless people and living beings in the past, the present, and the future are also committed to creating a wise and compassionate world. Reciting this vow is optional, and it doesn't make you a Buddhist - it's simply a tool to reinforce our heartfelt and sincere aspirations and intentions.