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Loving-kindness Course

Mettabhavana, Loving-kindness


Mettabhavana is an ancient Buddhist meditation leading to the development of unconditional loving-kindness and friendliness. Metta is something you feel in your heart, a positive emotional state towards others as well as ourselves. As a result of practicing metta we become more empathetic, more considerate, more kind, more forgiving, and in general, more loving, friendly people.

Metta practice help us:

  • Bring harmony into our lives and in our relationships
  • Rid ourselves of internal and external conflicts
  • Overcome lacerating guilt
  • Be open to loving acceptance of ourselves and others
  • Deepen our connections with all beings


Although the Metta Course will be on-line again this Fall, our previous courses have shown us that joining with others via Zoom generates a viable experience of generating lovingkindness that you can carry forward into your life. We ask that you participate in a private space without interruptions and do not eat or drink or take notes during the class. The purpose of good posture and attention will be covered in the first class which will be a bit longer that the one hour subsequent sessions.

Members of the Centre and their immediate family may take this course for free.

What to Wear

Loose-fitting clothing is ideal. Skirts should be both long and full enough to sit with the legs crossed; pants should be quite loose. Best not to wear jeans. Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless shirts.

Next Loving-kindness Course

Date: Wednesday, March 30 through May 11 (no class on April 20)
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fee: $120 for the six-week ONLINE course (offered via Zoom)
Registration for Course

Please Note: As this course fills quickly, preregistration is required.