2021 July ONLINE Happy Day of Mettā Practice! - led by Visu Teoh
時間及地點 Time & Location
活動詳情 About The Event
Mettā is a Pali word which means lovingkindness, goodwill, friendliness, and benevolence. It is the antidote strongly recommended by the Buddha against hatred, anger, ill will, hostility, and resentment.
When we radiate mettā we keep bringing people to mind and send them good vibes, wishing:
"May they be happy.
May they be safe.
May they be peaceful.
May they be healthy.
May they take care of themselves peacefully."
There are many ways to do mettā - sending it to oneself, to a loved one, a friend, a benefactor, a teacher, a colleague, to anybody that comes to mind, to all beings in general, etc. Mettā is a happy practice and one can't help but feel happy as one keeps on radiating these good vibes.
Visu will lead us by the hand, guiding and showing us the many ways we can go about sending mettā. We will be sitting an hour and walking an hour, all the while radiating mettā. Our program will be as follows:
- 9.00am: Beginning instructions and guided metta meditation.
- 10.00am: Walk
- 11.00am: Sit
- 12.00 noon: Lunch and short rest.
- 1.30pm: Sit
- 2.30pm: Walk
- 3.30pm: Sit
- 4.30pm: Dhamma Talk, Questions, Discussion.
Sharing and close
- 5.45pm: Closure with sharing of merits with all beings.
Visu will give instructions and guidance at every sitting and walking session. The continuity of the mettā practice will lead to the mind being pleasantly absorbed in the gentle flow of mettā. We will experience what the Buddha described as mettācetovimutti - the liberation of the heart from ill will and other unwholesome states of mind through mettā.
Please familiarise yourself with the 網上活動守則 Guidelines for Online Events before attending this event - if you have any questions regarding these guidelines, feel free to contact us before the event via the email address at the bottom of this page, or contact the Host on the day using the Zoom chat facility.
About Visu Teoh
Visu emphasises the importance of incorporating mettā practice in our daily life. He encourages the habit of thinking mettā thoughts frequently throughout the day. A former Buddhist monk, Visu has been practising the Dhamma and leading mettā and vipassanā retreats for more than 30 years. He is indebted to his teacher, the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Myanmar, and many other compassionate teachers who have guided him on his Dhamma path. Visu is happily married to Barbara and presently resides in Ulm, Germany. His teachings can be accessed at his website.