Saturday Morning Meditation: The Practice of Metta, or Loving Kindness
Online via Zoom
Relax into your weekend with this final session in our series of Saturday Morning Meditations.
Metta, or loving kindness, is considered one of the Four Brahma Viharas or Divine Abodes. It is one of the characteristics to be cultivated by those who aspire to embody the teachings of the Buddha, and it is said to bring great benefits to the self and to the world. Metta rejects the binaries of us and them, friend and foe, worthy and unworthy, and reminds us of our connection to the great web of life in which we are embedded. In these difficult and challenging times, when so much fear and uncertainty arises, we are called to respond to the local and the global, tending to ourselves and to the wider world around us. Join us as we renew our commitment to the well-being of all sentient life, including our own.
This is the last session in our series of Saturday morning meditations. Thank you for joining us on this journey and we encourage you to continue your meditation practice.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Arisika Razak is professor emerita and the former chair of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California, and a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner Program. Her teachings incorporate diverse spiritual traditions, multicultural feminisms, and contemporary diversity theory. She has facilitated spiritual, healing, and empowerment workshops for over 30 years and presents at numerous conferences on the subjects of womanism, diversity, women’s health and healing, and embodied spiritual traditions.
Evelie Delfino Såles Posch is a devoted chanter, certified sound therapist and pranic healer, music teacher, sacred song composer, and ritualist. Posch’s music ministry brings her to assisted living and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, retirement homes, and prisons.