This class is offered free to the community as a gift from the instructor, Chris, and from Breathe.
Metta meditation is a form of guided meditation which cultivates loving kindness first towards the self, then towards those close to us, then out further to those who cause us difficulty and finally to all sentient beings. While Loving Kindness meditation began as a Buddhist practice (and continues to be a popular form), it is fundamentally non-denominational, and is appropriate for anyone wishing to add compassionate mindfulness to their spiritual development.
This class will center on Loving Kindness practice but will also include some other forms of meditation. There will be a small number of cushions, mats or chairs available, but many people like to bring their own cushion or blanket to ensure their comfort.
We recommend a regular practice of Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, walking or cardio classes. These forms of exercise can ease physical discomfort, which can make it difficult to calm the mind during meditation. Interesting fact: the physical practice of yoga (asana) was specifically created to prepare the body for meditation.
All Levels Class (for everyone!)