The Buddha taught that liberation of the heart comes from the practice of Metta (Loving Kindness) meditation.
Metta transforms the way we relate to ourself, to others and to reality. It dissolves habit patterns that prevent us from living and loving in a wholehearted way. As these habits dissolve, the heart’s natural health and wisdom begin to emerge in relationships.
Metta is one of four inter-related practices for healing the heart and mind. As each week takes us progressively deeper into the experience of Metta, we will also be learning how to practice Mudita (Joy), Karuna (Compassion) and Upekka (Equanimity).
About John: John Blackburn, PhD, has been practicing meditation for over forty-five years. He has studied intensively with teachers in the Zen, Vipassana (Insight), and Dzogchen traditions. He serves on the Board of Directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC, and he leads a local sitting group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness. He is available by email.