Intro to Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation
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Intro to Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation

Awaken Your Heart
4.9 (5 ratings)
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Created by Anthony Profeta
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The formal method of meditation known as Lovingkindness or Metta.
  • How to boost well-being and reduce stress.
  • How to increase you capacity for forgiveness.
  • How to cultivate an altruistic love for all beings.
  • How to develop a deeper connection to others.
  • How to develop greater self-love and self-acceptance
  • and more.
Requirements
  • This course is suitable for ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE
  • A quiet place to practice with minimal distractions will be helpful.
Description

INTRODUCTION TO LOVINGKINDNESS MEDITATION: Awaken Your Heart

In this course you will learn the formal method of Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation. Your guide for this meditative journey is meditation/mindfulness teacher, Anthony Profeta. Anthony spent over two decades studying the art of meditation in monasteries of the US, Nepal, & India and the lovingkindness practice is a method which is dear to his heart.

In this course, you will learn all about what lovingkindness is. You will dive down to the roots of the practice and explore the lovingkindness teaching itself to get an understanding of how and why it was taught, as well as, where it comes from. Some scientific research & benefits will be discussed. And you will of course be guided in a formal practice so can be confident in working with the technique on your own.


Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in learning a method of meditation that can be applied to everyday life.
  • Anyone looking to cultivate a greater level of compassion & forgiveness, as well, as an expansion of their heart.
  • Someone looking to try a form of mindful meditation beyond breath-awareness.
  • Anyone looking to improve their health in a natural way.
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 01:50:07
+ Get to Know Your Instructor
3 lectures 13:58

Welcome & introduction to your instructor, meditation teacher, Anthony Profeta.

In this video, Anthony will give you a brief introduction to himself, his background, and his own meditation journey.

Preview 06:16

In this video you will learn what the course will cover and a little background information on what lovingkindness is and where the lovingkindness practice comes from. But, even though lovingkindness traces its roots to Buddhist Tradition, Anthony discusses why this practice can be practiced by anyone.

Preview 02:56

In this video you will learn about the power behind the lovingkindness practice and how the practice cultivates the seed of altruistic love within us.

The Power of Lovingkindness
04:46
+ The Roots of Lovingkindness
2 lectures 15:53

In this video, Anthony takes us to the root of lovingkindness. He will share the very short, yet profound, Lovingkindness Discourse (Sutta/Sutra/Teaching) that was given by the Buddha so that we can understand where the practice comes from and how it was taught, as well as, the great benefit of working with this method.

Preview 03:22

Here we dive deep into the lovingkindness teaching line by line to truly understand its depth and power. For, those with deeper spiritual aspirations, Anthony will touch upon what the teaching says we should be working on in addition to the formal practice itself if we truly wish to expand & awaken our heart to love & compassion.

A Deeper Dive into the Lovingkindness Discourse
12:31
+ How to Practice
3 lectures 48:35

Here you will be instructed in the flow of the formal lovingkindness meditation. The structure of the practice is very systematic. It begins by sending loving energy inwards towards one's self through the recitation of these affirmations or words of well-wishes and then extending and radiating out this loving energy to others and the world.

The Flow of The Method
06:20

This video talks about body posture and how we should sit when we practice meditation.

Body Posture & Position
05:51

Let's Practice!

Anthony will lead us through a fully guided Lovingkindness Meditation.

FULLY GUIDED LOVINGKINDNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE
36:24
+ The Benefits of the Practice
1 lecture 03:48

Over the past couple of decades there has been a lot of research on meditation. In more recent years there has also be a lot of the scientific research and focus on the specific types of meditation such as lovingkindness & other compassion training practices. In this video, we will see what science says and touch upon some benefits associated with practicing lovingkindness.   

Let's Talk Benefits! What Does Science Say?
03:48
+ Help For Cultivating a Longterm Practice
6 lectures 27:39

Helpful tips for cultivating a long term practice.

Advice to Help You With Your Practice
08:05

Why we should have no goals when we meditate.

No Goals!
03:17

This video discusses how Lovingkindness meditation can be practiced as it's one formal practice or a compliment to any existing practice.

Stand-Alone or Complementary Practice
01:54

Anthony shares some true stories which he has seen or heard regarding the benefits & the power of lovingkindness.

Stories of the Power of Lovingkindness
09:45

You now have a tool in your hand which can bring well-being to your body, mind, and soul. But, no one can meditate for your. You must put in the time and dedication to practice.

You Must Walk The Path
02:38

Thank you so much for taking this journey with me! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any future questions.

Thank you!
02:00
+ Extra Resources
3 lectures 00:13

In this article, I wrote for the elephant journal I explain how we can apply the lovingkindness discourse into our lives on a daily basis.

My Article from the Elephant Journal: Applying the Lovingkindness Teaching
00:00
My Website
00:00
Join the online Lovingkindness Community - METTA MEDICS.
00:13