Metta, or loving kindness, lies at the heart of Buddhism. It is kindness at its purest and strongest, a loving response to all life. The development of metta is a traditional meditation practice that can help us to transform our emotional life into one consistently based on love.
In this book, seven experienced meditator share their reflection on the nature of metta, giving instruction and advice on its cultivation. By using our imagination we can get a glimpse of what it means to transcend our limited, personal, point of view.
Practising metta can radically change our lives. Taking the meditation practice out of the mediation room, we begin to dissolve the barriers we have built around ourselves and open our hearts to the world.