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Vajraguptā on mettā (loving-kindness)

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16

Vajraguptā on mettā (loving-kindness)

By Maitrisingha on Fri, 17 Oct, 2014 - 11:16The third in a series of short Dharma talks by Vajraguptā. In this video she talks about the importance of self-mettā, before going in to exploring all 5 stages of the mettā bhavana meditation.

More to come. Watch this space!

Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Newsfilm: the “all in one”edition…

By vajragupta on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 10:42

Newsfilm: the “all in one”edition…

By vajragupta on Fri, 15 Nov, 2013 - 10:42Clear Vision have produced this 38 minute film – a compilation of all the five short films that we’ve been showing over the week edited into one video… If you want to download it easily (for example, for showing at a Centre or group) then you can do that here.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Poems on Metta - Loving Kindness

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:11

Poems on Metta - Loving Kindness

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:11If you didn’t already catch this during the week, here’s a great video from Manidha and Alice in Seattle, USA using poems from different spiritual traditions to explore what metta (loving kindness) is!

Watch out for the outtakes at the end… :)

This piece was originally posted on the Urban Retreat 2013 space on the site....
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Manidha and Alice - Poems on Metta

By Manidha on Wed, 6 Nov, 2013 - 19:21

Manidha and Alice - Poems on Metta

By Manidha on Wed, 6 Nov, 2013 - 19:21Manidha and Alice here from Seattle in the U.S. sharing a collection of poems we feel inspired by when we think about metta and its central importance for the life of the heart. Drawing on different religious and spiritual traditions the poems bring out some of the qualities of metta and of a person turning their effort towards cultivating loving kindness in their life.

This video was produced and read with the help of our friends...
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun
Loving Kindness - Blazing Like The Sun

Introducing the theme of the urban retreat: loving-kindness

By vajragupta on Tue, 29 Oct, 2013 - 13:14

Introducing the theme of the urban retreat: loving-kindness

By vajragupta on Tue, 29 Oct, 2013 - 13:14Here is a short little story to introduce the theme of the Urban Retreat, which is ‘metta’ or loving-kindness…

It is the story of an encounter I had in my home town that inspired me and taught me about the need to cultivate, learn, and practice loving-kindness…
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

My Way into the Metta Bhavana

By bodhinaga on Fri, 26 Apr, 2013 - 18:03

My Way into the Metta Bhavana

By bodhinaga on Fri, 26 Apr, 2013 - 18:035 different Order Members give 5 different ways into the Metta Bhavana practice. 5 short talks by Bodhinaga, Satyajyoti, Maitridasa, Khemasuri and Vadanya given at Sangha Night, Sheffield Buddhist Centre, 16th Jan 2013 as part of a series of talks on myths, stories and symbols.