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Introduction to Metta Practice

Metta or Lovingkindness Practice comes to us from the Buddhist tradition. It is a simple and in my opinion, profound practice, that can help us to access a greater quality of inner strength and compassion, for ourselves and for others. In this intro audio I share a mythic story from the Buddhist tradition about how this practice came to be and I discuss the phrases we will be using in practice.

This is a practice I have been using for years and it has never failed to calm and settle me, even in the midst of great fear or grief. I invite you to try it out for yourself and if you want some more incentive the Buddha taught that there were 11 benefits one would receive from this practice and I think the list is worth sharing. The 11 benefits are -

  1. You will sleep easily.

  2. You will wake easily.

  3. You will have pleasant dreams.

  4. People will love you.

  5. Devas (divine beings) and animals will love you.

  6. Devas will protect you.

  7. External dangers will not harm you.

  8. Your face will be radiant.

  9. Your mind will be serene.

  10. You will die unconfused.

  11. You will be reborn in happy realms

Fabienne Egger
over 1 year agoMarch 22, 2020
I missed your voice, it just reminded me of the courses I ve taken from you online, and actually might get me back into them these days! So much good energy and softness from your voice, thats what the world needs.

Thank you for this offering.

Also just bought your epic yoga bundle, and can't wait to get that BC Yoga vibe again... :P

Much love to you and your family
Crystal Conroy
over 1 year agoApril 1, 2020
Thanks for sharing this talk and the meditations Natalie! Well received here by my family.
over 1 year agoApril 8, 2020

Shona Wilson
6 months agoMarch 21, 2021
Thank you for sharing this practice Natalie. It's simple and very calming.
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