This week’s talk continues the exploration of the Paramis, the perfecting of mental characteristics during the process of awakening, focusing on Metta, lovingkindness. This week’s presenter is Mike Maldonado, who has participated in a two week lovingkindness retreat and made a significant effort to research this topic. Mike began by describing the characteristics of metta, which emphasize the benefits of a quality of loving friendliness towards all beings. He reviewed the classical definitions of the practice of metta and facilitated a lively discussion of how one might cultivate lovingkindness on a daily basis.
Here are the notes Mike prepared for this talk: The Benefits Of Perfecting Lovingkindness
Next week’s talk will focus on the Parami of Equanimity
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