A Lovingkindness Guided Meditation playlist of 3 parts.
Practice deepens with each part. High quality, live recording made in San Francisco, 2013
Lovingkindness is a heart-centered practice that is originates from the Buddhist tradition. In this practice, the focus is on emotions and the feelings that coincide with them.
We imagine different people and wish them well, beginning with ourselves.
- At first the practice might feel contrived, naive, or saccharin-sweet. However, the deeper experience of practice is quite different than the surface and the words we say to ourselves as we practice.
- You might feel your heart swell with emotion or you may feel nothing at all. Both are normal.
Keep in mind that you aren’t doing anything supernatural and that you’re ultimately not trying to affect others. The only person we can change is ourselves. Therefore, this practice is really about learning more about our deeper feelings, gaining insight into our emotional patterns and self-healing.
As you imagine the different people in this practice, know that what each person generates in you is really about you, not them. Wishing well is much better for your health and well being than wishing them the opposite.
Practice using Yourself, a Benefactor and a Neutral Person as your focus.
Practice with all the above + a difficult person + someone easy for you to love as your focus.
Practice with all the above + all living beings and the planet as your focus.
Meditation Guide, Mentor and Program Designer. Teacher's Teacher. Based in San Francisco, works out of her private studio in the Mission District and leads meditation everywhere - on retreats, in yoga studios and in corporate offices. She lives with her partner Patrick Ryan - a surfer, musician and entertainment lawyer. Her online calling card website is: www.FosterandFlourish.comAll posts from Tina Foster