The 50th episode of the Metta Hour Podcast is a special Valentine’s day event, recorded live from Deepak HomeBase in New York NY on February 14th, 2017. Love your enemies? An enemy – whether within or without – as someone for whom we steadily feel antipathy or fear, marks the edge between limited lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity and the potential boundlessness of these qualities. In this special talk, Sharon explores inner and outer enemies, looks at the fear, anger and anguish generated by being stuck in a mode of “us” and “them”, and focuses on the liberation we are capable of.
The video version of this event includes kirtan (call-and response chanting) led by Lily Cushman. Kirtan is a form of yoga and meditation practice that is considered to be a pathway of self discovery. Each repetition of the mantra is a way to gather our awareness and concentration and to be fully present in the moment. For more about Lily’s chanting, visit her website HERE.
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