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This is a full lead-through of the traditional meditation practice known as 'Metta Bhavana' - the development of loving kindness. The Metta Bhavana is one of the bases of any Buddhist practice - an essential complement to breath-based mindfulness meditations.
Kamalashila is an excellent guide and has been teaching meditation for 30 years.
This talk is part of the series Getting Started in Meditation.
|1.||Introduction - setting up your practice (2:34)|
|2.||First stage - thinking of yourself (6:36)|
|3.||Second Stage - thinking of a good friend (7:22)|
|4.||Third stage - thinking of a neutral person (8:10)|
|5.||Fourth stage - thinking of a difficult person or enemy (7:25)|
|6.||Fifth stage - thinking of all four people; expanding to all beings everywhere (10:04)|
Total running time: 42:11