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Metta Mandala

Metta Mandala

  • July 9, 2018

Metta (loving kindness) as traditionally practiced can be problematic for many folks in the West. Classically it begins with offering oneself care and consideration. For a lot of us that can feel inauthentic. We may not be accustomed to directing generosity…

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Mindfulness As A Way To Remember

Mindfulness as a Way to Remember

  • April 9, 2018

“It is Spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke The term mindfulness is a somewhat awkward translation of the Pali word sati. While scholars debate its full and intended meaning, sati…

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Go Local

Go Local

  • March 10, 2018

Looking for more ways to practice close to home? Check out these local and regional mindfulness resources. Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple Heart of Wisdom is located near Dekum corner in NE Portland. Its full range of offerings includes Full Moon…

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Loving-Kindness As A Practice In Attitude

Loving-Kindness as a Practice in Attitude

  • December 21, 2017

Metta is a Pali word and Buddhist concept generally translated into English as loving or friendly. Unsurprisingly, Metta is often referred to as Loving-Kindness in the West. A classic Metta practice consists of repeating four well-wishes over five rounds. Common…

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