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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Ulla Koenig – Week of Nov 15, 2022

Ulla Koenig

Ulla Koenig

We’re fortunate that Ulla Koenig has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK. To find out more about Ulla, and to view her other contributions to Sangha Live, click here. Recordings will be posted by the end of the day of the live session.

 

This week’s topic is Kindle the Flame

 

Metta practice, which nourishes the heart’s capacity for friendliness, brings many benefits. It softens our relationship to ourselves, nourishes us with a sense of connection, puts challenges into perspective and offers a safe ground from which we can meet life with a sense of care. We dedicate this week to (re)ignite the flame of metta, using as an inspiration the Karaṇīyamettā Sutta, a famous discourses of the Buddha.

 

Karaniya Metta Sutta (the Buddha’s words on loving kindness)

Door openers for kindness

November 14, 2022

Basic well-wishing

November 15, 2022

Metta as protection

November 16, 2022

Exploring limits of the heart

November 17, 2022

Metta as liberation

November 18, 2022

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