Metta Practice : Intro to Loving Kindness Meditation at Menla | 1/3/2018

An Introduction to Metta Practice Loving Kindness Practice – Annual New Year’s Meditation and Yoga Retreat : Sharon Salzberg at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York, December 2015.

This video is an introduction to the traditional Buddhist Lovingkindness (or Metta) Practice by Sharon Salzberg best selling author & founder of Insight Meditation Society.

This video is an excerpt from the Tibet House US Member video “Mindfulness Skills Training by Sharon Salzberg at Menla” (56:08).

“The main difference between metta and vipassana is that metta is a concentration practice, while vipassana is an insight practice. This is a functional difference. If you’re doing mindfulness practice, there is no such thing as a distraction. You pay attention to whatever arises in your awareness and make that an object of meditation.

In metta meditation, we direct lovingkindness toward ourselves and then, in a sequence of expansion, towards somebody we love already. Somebody we are neutral towards. Somebody we have difficulty with. And ultimately toward all beings everywhere without distinction.”

Sharon Salzberg via www.tricycle.org.

In the full video Sharon Salzberg leads an in-depth introduction to the concepts of Buddhist Mindfulness practice. This is an excerpt from the Tibet House US Member Archive recording of from the ‘Real Love Annual Meditation + Yoga Retreat’ with Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman held in Phoenicia, New York at Menla January, 2015.

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching.

She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Loving Kindness and her most release by Flatiron Books, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.

Suggested Books + Audio by Sharon Salzberg

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection (Book), Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation (Book), Real Happiness at Work (Book), Voices of Insight (Book), Loving Kindness (Book), Faith (Book), Love Your Enemies (Book), Heart as Wide as the World (Book), Insight Meditation : A Step by Step Course on How To Meditate (Audio + Book), Room to Breathe: An At-Home Meditation Retreat (Audio), Loving Kindness Meditation (Audio) & Guided Meditations for Love & Wisdom (Audio).

To learn more about Sharon Salzberg please visit: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

To learn about the Annual Dharma + Meditation retreat with Sharon Salzberg & Robert AF Thurman at Menla please visit: www.menla.us.

To watch more recordings from this & other past THUS Programs please consider becoming a monthly supporter. To learn about the benefits of Tibet House US Membership please visit: www.tibethouse.us.

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