Today’s lesson focuses on the concepts of lovingkindness, and having that energy focused on others. What I found interesting and helpful was the notion that 2 of the most important things to remember is the ‘power of intention’ and that Read More
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“You can imagine yourself sitting in the center of a circle, the circle being made up of the most loving beings you’ve met” says @SharonSalzberg in this lesson. Picturing yourself in the center of a circle of people who are Read More
I’m getting more comfortable with walking meditations. I was initially not real thrilled with the idea of a walking meditation today. At times, when I’ve done them before, I get distracted with my balance, what’s going on around me, etc. Read More
The final week of the challenge is here and we start with #LovingKindness. I have to admit, I had a hard time thinking of something good I did yesterday. I know I did things – it was a very busy Read More
“Settle back,” Sharon says. Settling back into the body, the breath — a window opens, letting in light and fresh air. By experiencing emotional and psychological states in my body, I can let my stories go temporarily, as advised in Read More
Wow – the end of week 3! I can’t believe we’re already here. In today’s lesson it was great to hear #SharonSalzberg’s recap discussing what has been accomplished this past week, and this past 3 weeks. This final meditation of Read More
I’ve been reading and listening to Sharon Salzberg’s words for going on 23 years now, and starting the annual February meditation program has come to feel like a migration, a call to join a cyclical sangha. This call comes at Read More
I am just winding down my Drynuary (a popular time in American culture for folks to choose to abstain from alcohol, or perhaps gluten, sugar, meat, Netflix binges–a bit of a secular Lent, if you will). Of course, as in Read More
I was first introduced to meditation many years ago by a yoga teacher whose combined yoga and meditation class fit best into my working mom schedule. I was transformed by her introduction of Metta. I read Sharon’s book, Lovingkindness and Read More
Sharon’s annual Metta Retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA is now open for registration. Due to popular demand, the retreat registration is a lottery. Registration is due by October 31st, 2017.
Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. With its roots in practices said to have been taught by the Buddha himself, metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love. This retreat is a residential retreat. Sharon will be joined on the teaching staff for this year’s retreat by Mark Coleman and Oren J. Sofer. This silent retreat, open to all, will include an optional daily period of yoga, offered by Tanya Diallo Welsh. 21 CE credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. More information here.