Thursday, July 26, 2012

A 'Metta' Meditation

. . . [T]hink in your mind a blessing for yourself. . . .
~ Sylvia Boorstein

The following is a guided metta ("lovingkindness") meditation led by Sylvia Boorstein during a  conversation she had with Krista Tippett of On Being before a live audience in Detroit. Boorstein teaches at California's Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

I was drawn to how Boorstein framed this meditation as a blessing for oneself. Try the meditation and share your experience of lovingkindness. May it leave you feeling at peace.



Boorstein's Website includes instructions for a "do-it-yourself mindfulness retreat". It also includes a "Metta Sutta" ("The Buddha's Sermon on Unconditional Love").

4 comments:

Louise Gallagher said...

thank you Maureen -- I was writing my blog this morning and came here because I thought the comment I was looking for was in your blog (it's actually in Diana's) but there was a reason I came here anyway -- Sylvia's meditation is perfect for my blog this morning -- I shall be sharing it too.

enjoy your evening. What a wonderful gift I'm sure!

Laura Boggess said...

This is so wonderful, Maureen. Thank you. I'm going to check out her website and that mindfulness retreat! Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers for us this past week. Healing will take a little time but I think the worst is behind us.

S. Etole said...

What an interesting concept.

Lorna Cahall said...

Thanks so much. This was just what I needed!