Talks and Meditations
August 8, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mettā Meditation

Widening the Circle with Loving Kindness

In focus, picture of yellow flowers

Mother Teresa is known to have said that:

‘The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small.’ 

Inspired by her words, this abridged Loving Kindness, or Mettā meditation practice focuses first on self before moving to a neutral person, then a difficult person. To finish, you’ll carry the intention of the loving-kindness phrases to all beings everywhere around the world. 

Extra requirements! You are invited to find a comfortable supportive seat: choose your spot carefully so you can be at ease and be as present with the practice as possible. 

Also, a soft smile is welcomed particularly at the end, as Anne suggests, to bring an extra touch of positive energy, while you focus your practice on this widening Mettā circle, before closing with the sounds of the bell. 

Suitable for beginners and intermediates alike.