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Metta and Compassion with Sharon Salzberg and Gina Sharpe

This day will focus on the development of lovingkindness and compassion, both for ourselves and for others. These qualities of the heart diminish fear and isolation, and further our understanding of interconnectedness. Through meditation practice, dialogue, and discourse, we will explore these qualities together. Suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators.
2010-08-15 (1 day) New York Insight Meditation Center

  
2010-08-15 Introduction to Metta and Compassion 34:16
  Sharon Salzberg
This is first talk of the Metta and Compassion daylong, introducing lovingkindness (metta) and compassion (karuna). This day focuses on the development of lovingkindness and compassion, both for ourselves and for others. These qualities of the heart diminish fear and isolation, and further our understanding of interconnectedness. Through meditation practice, dialogue, and discourse, we will explore these qualities together. Suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators.
2010-08-15 The Practice of Metta (Lovingkindness) 39:37
  Sharon Salzberg
This is the second talk of the "Metta and Compassion" daylong, containing a dharma talk, a guided metta/lovingkindness meditation and a question-answer session. This day focuses on the development of lovingkindness and compassion, both for ourselves and for others. These qualities of the heart diminish fear and isolation, and further our understanding of interconnectedness. Through meditation practice, dialogue, and discourse, we will explore these qualities together. Suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators.
2010-08-15 Introduction to Compassion (Karuna) 47:09
  Gina Sharpe
This is the third talk in the "Metta and Compassion" daylong, in which Gina introduces the concept of compassion/karuna. This day focuses on the development of lovingkindness and compassion, both for ourselves and for others. These qualities of the heart diminish fear and isolation, and further our understanding of interconnectedness. Through meditation practice, dialogue, and discourse, we will explore these qualities together. Suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators.
2010-08-15 The Practice of Compassion (Karuna) 1:15:25
  Gina Sharpe
This is the fourth and final session of the "Metta and Compassion" daylong. It includes a guided karuna meditation, some explanation, question-and-answer with both Gina Sharpe and Sharon Salzberg, and closes with a sharing of the merit. This day focuses on the development of lovingkindness and compassion, both for ourselves and for others. These qualities of the heart diminish fear and isolation, and further our understanding of interconnectedness. Through meditation practice, dialogue, and discourse, we will explore these qualities together. Suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators.
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