Many of the problems in our country and in our world today are founded on hatred and ignorance. A very important aspect of Buddhism is called Metta, which means lovingkindness. In Metta meditation, one sends wishes of love and happiness – first to oneself, then to those you love, and then to those who hate you or cause you suffering. Imagine for a moment the idea of sending lovingkindness to people you despise. In the Buddhist tradition, this is a very powerful way to transform the world, to turn darkness into light.
Metta meditation is something the Mediation Group has studied and practiced on a regular basis. If this is something that resonates with you, we would love to have you come to one of our meetings and learn with us. The Meditation Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:00 PM in the sanctuary. Upcoming meeting is November 16.