Introductory Weekend: Loving Kindness
2,500 years ago the Buddha described and taught metta or loving kindness as a way to develop positivity and warmth, to leave behind harmful emotions, and to connect with other people at a deeper level. He saw it as liberating and called it ‘freedom of heart’. Practising metta can, over time, bring ease, relaxation and delight into our lives, and transform our relationships. Our experiences of ourselves and other people can change for the good in ways we could not have imagined.