Tag Archives: Metta

Learning Concentration Practices

Metta Meditation/Loving Kindness Practice                       Becoming Safely Embodied:  A Concentration Practice There are classical phrases used in the practice, yet it’s important for you to find the right words and phrases that work for you.  If these classical phrases don’t work, adapt them.  Find something that you know resonates with you, maybe qualities of being that […]

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Transforming Anger and Resentment into Gratitude

    Bitterness, anger, and resentment can lie dormant inside us yet infiltrate our every moment. We often don’t see these disturbing thoughts and feelings especially when we’ve been living with them day after day after day.  We might try to suppress this or we can find ourselves exploding these feelings out into the world, not even intentionally. […]

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Loving Kindness Meditation

  Buddhist Practice of Loving Kindness Meditation Loving kindness meditation is a beautiful antidote to the negative messages trauma survivors live with. It’s a Buddhist practice of meditation that helps cultivate the gentle, loving kindness that soothes and nurtures the pain of a trauma history. When I work with someone who is just starting out […]

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Classic Phrases of Metta

Classic Phrases of Metta Loving Kindness Meditation The classic way to practice metta is to recite four phrases over and over again silently, letting each phrase be savored before going on to the next. Sharon Salzberg is the Buddhist teacher who popularized this practice in the West. She wrote a beautiful book Loving Kindness: The […]

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