Metta (Loving-Kindness) Dharma Talk

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Video of the Loving-Kindness Dharma Talk
This is the fifth talk of the Awakened Heart Series and this talk looks at the Metta (Loving-Kindness)
The First Element of True Love
The first element of true love is maitri or metta, which can be translated as lovingkindness or friendliness and has the wish that all beings are happy and the action of small kindnesses and moments of connection to help bring happiness to others.
“Love is not a feeling – it’s an ability.” Dan in Real Life Movie
“If love is an ability – then it’s our responsibility.” Sharon Salzberg
Love: It’s a power, an ability, a skill we can cultivate, that we can grow, that we can share – with others and ourselves.
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(Dana) Giving: The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues, a quality that testifies to the depth of one’s humanity and one’s capacity for self-transcendence. In the teaching of the Buddha, too, the practice of giving claims a place of special eminence, one which singles it out as being in a sense the foundation and seed of spiritual development.

By Ian Marshall

Ian Paul Marshall has been initiated by the Dalai Lama, is trained in Zen as transmitted through the teachings of the Venerable Dr. Thich Thien-An and Seung Sahn Dae Jong Sa and is the founder of based out of Toronto, Canada.