Message from Bhante Mahinda

To all Metta Ambassadors

METTA or loving-kindness is the wish for all sentient beings to be well and happy.  It is a powerful healing force for the individual as well as the world at large.  It helps to open our hearts and transmute negative emotions such as anger, hatred and grudges.  It also promotes the development of virtues such as compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.

There are different ways of cultivating Metta. There are also different levels of practice and realisation.  As such, guidance is necessary to familiarise oneself with the different approaches as well as to experience the full benefits of the practice.

As we live through these times of great change and instability – with growing anger, violence and aggression, expressed in protests, riots and wars amongst the citizens of the world – we need to turn to the advice of the Buddha and other great spiritual masters. The practice of compassionate love is universal.

Dhammapada Verse 5:

Nahi verena verāni – samantī’dha kudācanam

Averena ca sammanti – esa dhammo sanantano

Hatred is not overcome by hatred, but by love alone…

In order to transmute negative energies around the world, we need collective effort on a global scale.  Uniting all our positive mental energies will make a difference to the peace, harmony and stability of the world we live in.

The Metta Circle provides a platform to connect like minded people to radiate Metta together.   The Metta Ambassador programme has been introduced with the aim of strengthening the practice amongst individuals as well as reaching out to the wider community, both young and old.

We welcome your interest in promoting the practice of Metta as a Metta Ambassador.

You will be joining other like minded people in connecting people to radiate Metta together for world peace, harmony and stability.  As you grow in your practice, you will be able to reach out to more people, to learn and to share.  Thus, be a path way in building a community based on love and compassion.

As a Metta Ambassador, you become a channel to lead people into the practice of Metta.  As the members of the Metta Circle grow and develop in their practice, they should seek concurrent guidance under qualified Metta Meditation teachers.

May the Blessings of the Triple Gem be with you always.

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