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Metta (Loving Kindness) Resources

Heart FireworkMetta, also known as Loving Kindness, helps grow our capacity to offer tenderness and friendliness towards ourselves and others. Below are a handful of resources to learn more.

Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness – written by Sharon Salzbergthis book is an inspiring and accessible classic!

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving Kindness Meditation – a brief article unpacking health benefits of a loving kindness practice.

Peace, Bugs and Understanding – children’s author Gail Silver helps young people navigate their feelings of ill will in this sweet storybook.

The Art of Forgiveness, Loving Kindness, and Peace – a lovely book by Jack Kornfield offering relatable and gentle ways to direct compassion inwards out outwards.

Why Loving Kindness Takes Time – a wonderful reminder that like most things worthwhile, metta is a practice. This short article includes a link to a talk by Sharon Salzberg.

Check out Loving Kindness as an Attitude Practice  and Metta Mandala for a couple of metta practices you can try on your own. For those of you in Portland, the July Waking Up series is focusing on Everyday Loving Kindiness.

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