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Metta Bhavana - Full Lead-through

by Kamalashila

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.

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1. Introduction - setting up your practice (2:34) 
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2. First stage - thinking of yourself (6:36) 
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3. Second Stage - thinking of a good friend (7:22) 
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4. Third stage - thinking of a neutral person (8:10) 
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5. Fourth stage - thinking of a difficult person or enemy (7:25) 
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6. Fifth stage - thinking of all four people; expanding to all beings everywhere (10:04) 

Total running time: 42:11