Introducing Metta Bhavana is a highly-polished 32-page guide to the Metta Bhavana developed by Ruchiraketu in 2004. He introduces it thus:
Introduction The ideas given in Introducing Metta Bhavana are to give practical tips for designing experiential exercises while introducing Metta Bhavana to newcomers. I hope they will stimulate more experimentation with an experiential approach to learning.
They are not a complete course in themselves but are provided to supplement whatever teaching you might normally do. Adapt them to suit your own style and purposes. They...
This is a six-week foundation course based on a practice diary. This course aims to support people in establishing a meditation practice, breaking down teaching into day-by-day experiential exercises and reviewing how the meditation is going. The materials include a meditation diary, handouts with reminders of the practice, and Teachers Notes. Developed by Maitreyabandhu and peer-reviewed by the Lighting the Flame Group.
Notes on the Practice Diary
This post introduces the context for using the Diary in a course you are leading.
This is a very popular eight-week course based on Maitreyabandhu’s book of the same name, available from Windhorse Publications. Included is a selection of poems for week 6 (mindfulness of art and nature).
This is a fully-worked-out six-week course introducing the FWBO’s main meditation practices, by Sagaraghosha from the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, UK. We’ve included a file with the complete course combined into one document.
Guide line for the teacher
Handout ‘Practical Points‘
Handout ‘Four Types of Meditation‘ (concentrative, generative, reflective, receptive)