Metta Meditation

Discovering (Self) Compassion

When practicing loving-kindness, it’s best to start wherever you are, close to yourself. In that way it’s realistic.

Lama Yeshe

Though compassion is often confused with putting others’ welfare above our own, real wisdom understands that genuine self-concern is a necessary foundation for kindness and compassion toward all beings. In this meditation, we’ll look at the difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence, transform emotional barriers and resistance, and practice responding to self-judgment and criticism with understanding and patience.

This program is open to everyone and beginners are welcome. No experience with meditation is necessary.

About the Facilitator

Kimberly Brown is a meditation teacher who specializes in helping people cultivate compassion and lovingkindness. She’s been leading classes, workshops, and retreats since 2011. Kim is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and a graduate of the yearlong IDP Meditation Teacher Training program. She’s been a Buddhist student for many years and is grateful to her mentors, Sharon Salzberg and Ven. Robina Courtin, and so many other amazing teachers. You can learn more about Kim at her website, www.meditationwithheart.com.

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