Category Archives: Meditation

Information, resources concerning meditation

Loving-kindness Meditation

We’ve had a couple of requests for the metta (loving-kindness) meditation we do at the Meditation Circle of Charleston. It is adapted from a metta meditation done by Bhante Gunaratana, abbot at the Bhavana Society.

May I be well, happy and peaceful. May no harm come to me, may difficulties not last long, may I have a calm, centered mind. May I have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting and overcoming the inevitable challenges, difficulties and failures in life.

May my parents be well happy and peaceful.  May no harm come to them, may difficulties not last long, may they have calm, centered minds. May they have patience, insight, courage and compassion in meeting and overcoming the inevitable challenges, difficulties and failures in life. Continue reading Loving-kindness Meditation

Resources

> BEGINNING MEDITATION |

– Good starting place: “Mindfulness in Plain English” by Bhante Gunaratana
Some suggested authors (by Patrick Hamilton)
Questions about meditation.
Loving-Kindness Meditation.

> BUDDHIST TEACHINGS |

The Big View: A clearly written, cleanly designed website about Buddhist teachings. The Meditation Circle has used the site’s pages for an ongoing discussion of the Noble Eightfold Path.
Wisdom Publications. Leading publisher of Buddhist titles.
Snow Lion Press: Vipassana and a full range of Buddhist title.
Pali Text Society: Original translations of the full range of Pali literature

> AREA CENTER |

Bhavana Society: A Therevadan Buddhist forest monastery and retreat center near Wardensville, W.Va., founded by the internationally known Buddhist meditation teacher and author Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and others. They have a year-long schedule of retreats, including ones for beginners and youth. But be sure to register months in advance as people from form around the world and retreat spaces fill up fast.

> GOOD WEBSITES |

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> OTHER WISDOM |
The Tao Te Ching