|The beautiful and sublime qualities of love and compassion are central in the spiritual life. They are qualities that are essential for our own well being, and for the world in which we live. Though love is innate within us, we have often lost touch with it both for ourselves and others. Through the Buddhist practices of Metta (loving kindness) and Karuna (compassion) we can learn to develop and nurture these jewels, so we can live with greater friendliness and kindness toward all of life.
This day of meditation explores the practice of loving kindness (metta), how to develop this caring capacity, and to understand what obscures the heart from loving. We also look at how we can bring these qualities of the heart into our everyday life. |