A dharma talk for our times. The world has changed. We have been through so much. What do we do now?
In our previous talk, we introduced the teaching of metta, or lovingkindness. Now, we practice.
1. A brief history on metta practice
2. Guided meditation
3. A reading on metta from the Karamiya Metta Sutta
4. Closing Remarks
There’s no denying we live in a highly polarized political climate. Families and friends are splitting up over ideological differences. What can we do in the midst of these circumstances?
In this episode, we discuss polarization and the teaching of metta, or lovingkindness.
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As we reflect on our current era at the end of 2017, let us find the peace and happiness that are available now, in the present moment.
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When we talk about going home, it is helpful to be reminded that our true home is in the here and the now. The practice of mindfulness is one of constantly arriving in the present moment.
This guided meditation is adapted from one described by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in a Dharma Talk he delivered at Plum Village, France on July 16, 1996. You can read the text of that talk at PlumVillage.org.
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