Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation
with Paul Cheek
Sun., February 14th, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Metta: Loving-Kindness Meditation
The original name of this practice is mettabhavana, which comes from the Pali Language. Metta means ‘love’ (in a non-romantic sense), friendliness, or kindness: hence: ‘loving-kindness’ for short. It is an emotion, something you feel in your heart. Bhavana means development or cultivation.
Metta is an easy to learn powerful and practical meditation especially suited to beginners. Through the practice of Metta we learn to generate Love for ourselves and all others. The practice of Metta changes not only the practitioner but those that the practitioner welcomes into the practice.
In this workshop we will first learn to sit well. If the meditation seat is not comfortable and stable the practice of any kind of meditation is difficult. The participants will be taught how to sit in a way that is specific to each student.
An overview of the practice of Metta will be presented and the participants will be guided through the beginning stages of the Metta practice.
There will be time for discussion after the guided practice that will include how to make Metta part of your daily life. There will be handouts that describe how to practice Metta on your own.
If you have them, please bring a meditation cushion, Yoga bolster and a few Yoga blankets. If you already have a seated practice please bring whatever you normally use. Suitable support will be available for those that do not have any.
$20 suggested donation (all donations will go towards supporting TreeSong)
Please pre-register as there is limited space.
Call 360-837-8733 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Paul has been studying and practicing Yoga since 1990 and teaching since 1999. His approach is welcoming to all levels of ability and all body types. His goal as a teacher is to help the student bring healing, health, and personal growth to their life through yoga and meditation. paul is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and is currently training for higher levels of certification with Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. paul is the owner and director of Rushing Water Yoga in Camas, WA. He began his practice of Metta in 2004 and is also a Vipassana mediation practitioner in the tradition of S.N. Goenka (Sayagyi U Ba Khin).
May you be well, may you be happy.
May the reasons for your success and happiness continue to increase.
May you experience the Joy of liberation.
May you live a harmonious life.
May your basic needs be met.