Loving Kindness Meditation: Steven Smith

 

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Some contemplative practices have been designed to emphasize a practitioner’s specific strengths and qualities.

 


For example, in some Tibetan traditions, shinay, or tranquility meditation, is used to train the mind to be calm and focused,

 

 

and is followed by lhatong, or analytical meditation, a focused inquiry into the nature of the self and the mind.

 

 

Metta bhavana, or loving-kindness meditation, is a method of developing compassion.

 


It comes from the Buddhist tradition, but it can be adapted and practiced by anyone, regardless of religious affiliation; loving-kindness meditation is essentially about cultivating love.

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