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A Christian Loving Kindness Meditation

A Christian Loving Kindness Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation (or Metta, from the Pali word in the Buddhist scriptural canon) is a traditional meditation from the Theraveda Buddhist tradition. Basically, one gradually extends loving kindness from oneself out to the world, following the basic format: loving kindness of (1) myself, (2), those I love, (3) enemies, (4) all persons equally, (5) … Continue reading

Meditation: This Time I Mean It.

Meditation: This Time I Mean It.

No, really. This time I am actually going to meditate for more than 5 minutes at a time, and for more than 2 days in a row before giving up. To bolster my resolve, I’ve even signed up for a 5-week meditation course offered by the Jesuit center in Munich (it was that or the … Continue reading

Liturgy: Contemplative Evenings

Liturgy: Contemplative Evenings

A few months ago another woman in my congregation and I started a Sunday evening contemplative group. We meet once a month. It’s a simple service that centers on a 15-minute time of silent meditation as well as a (usually even longer) time of open prayer. We set up a small circle of chairs in … Continue reading