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Tag: metta

An Earth Day Meditation

I was listening to this meditation and it seemed pretty in line with Earth Day and so I want to share it with you. Advertisements

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Gossip is a dirty word to many people. It has pretty bad connotations and is blamed for workplace issues, hurt feelings and more. And yet, we have all gossiped at some point in our lives – granted some more than others.  I think we’ve…

Loving kindness

Today I completed my fourth level of Thai Yoga Massage in the beautiful Bahamas. Finishing a course always comes with a sense of accomplishment, but in a course like this one that is centred around metta (loving kindness), it can be sad to end….

Thai Yoga Massage

Last week I returned from Toronto where I was taking my level 2 training in Thai Yoga Massage at the Lotus Palm School. This is a type of massage that is more dynamic that what we normally expect when going for massage. The practitioner…

Metta ~ Loving Kindness

“To love our enemy is impossible. The moment we understand our enemy, we feel compassion towards him/her, and he/she is no longer our enemy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh The first of the brahma-vihara is called metta. Metta is loving kindness toward all beings without…

Brahma-Vihara

Lately I’ve been exploring the concept of brahma-vihara. Collectively, brahma-vihara are four states of mind often referred to as the “four immeasurables” or the “four perfect virtues”. Brahma here is translated as ‘divine’ or ‘noble’ and vihara as ‘abiding’ or ‘living’. One who practices…