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    Metta in Difficult Situations

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    by Bhante Mahinda Every time we encounter unfriendly people, we are presented with an opportunity to develop our metta practice further. It is quite easy to cultivate thoughts of loving-kindness in an environment where everyone around us is friendly and responds positively towards us. But unless we are challenged by...
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    Bukit Merah SG Circle on 13 July 2013

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    Saturday, 13th July 2013 was an extraordinary day for Metta Circle, because beside eight of us, one 80+ ‘Ah ma’ came to grace the session. Seeing her composed figure, smiling, walking towards us, made us felt happy and blessed. Sadhux3 to the participant who brought her mum. Chanting went on...
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    Loving Kindness and Insight

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    by Bhante Mahinda Buddhist meditation practice is usually classified as two types: samathā - meditation which develops calmness and tranquillity; and vipassanā – meditation which cultivates wisdom or insight. Meditation on loving-kindness (mettā bhāvanā) is considered a samathā practice. When we radiate thoughts of wellbeing for ourselves and others, our minds gradually become more and more calm...
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    Metta Convention – Meeting of Hearts

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    by Paduma Ang On 29th and 30th June 2013, the inaugural Metta Convention was held at Maha Bodhi School, organized by Singapore Buddhist Federation and co-organized by Singapore Buddhist Federation Youth. The theme for the convention was Meeting of Hearts. The Convention’s keynote speaker, Dr A. T. Ariyaratne, founder of The Sarvodaya...
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    The Social Application of Metta

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    by Bhante Mahinda Metta, in Pali (or Maithri in Sanskrit language) means ‘loving-kindness’, or boundless love’. It is the wish for all sentient beings to be well and happy. It is also referred to as boundless or universal love, a love that transcends all barriers, such as caste, colour or...

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