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Simple Mettā Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
2022-07-08 Simple Mettā Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:08
Tempel Smith
Setting up and devoting ourselves to a steady mettā (loving kindness) meditation practice, we start where it is easiest and where we can keep it simple. With a basis of blending a sense of ease and relaxation with patient steady attentiveness, we invite mettā to arise in our hearts supported internally by images and phrases. Though it takes some experimenting to find balance with these tools, the repetition of mettā phrases keeps directing our attention to the purpose of mettā practice. These phrases are so very helpful when we live into more complex or challenging situations.
July Lovingkindness Retreat

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