METTA PRACTICE with Cynthia | Awakening to the Heart




What is Metta Practice?

Metta Practice offers opportunities for opening the heart and gentle self-healing through guided meditations and sacred sound immersions with singing bowls and mantras/chants. 

Metta is the active practice of compassion and universal loving kindness. 

In ancient Buddhist and Hindu texts, the practice of Metta is recommended for cultivating interpersonal harmony, meditation concentration and a way to facilitate awakening.

There will be some reflection and discussion, but the primary focus is deepening through sensory and kinesthetic experiences—a way of learning about metta practice beyond what the mind can conceive.

In these gatherings we will support each other with open hearts and intention—for connecting with heart wisdom, inviting grace into our daily living, cultivating mindfulness, compassion and acceptance. 

A portion of time during metta practice will be spent lying down during guided meditation. Wear comfortable clothes and warm socks. We have yoga mats, yoga blankets and cushions that are available for your comfort. (You are welcome to bring your own mat/props if you would like). If you prefer to not lie down, you will are welcome to sit. Assistance is available to make it most comfortable for you.

 Cynthia’s article about  Metta~Compassion Practice

Cynthia's commitment to metta  practice and the call to share it with others originates from the enriching and heart-centered experiences she has received from her personal spiritual practice, her life’s work and service in holistic nursing practice and education, and as a holistic nurse practitioner and psychotherapist working with others using compassion-focused and mind/body therapies, mindfulness, and self-healing modalities for relieving emotional stress and anxiety, especially as related to significant trauma and abuse. 

She is inspired by the lives and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dali Lama, many other spiritual teachers and poets, and through the practice of Bhakti Yoga.


“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.           
                 If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
                                                                                        ~ Dalai Lama  


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24 West Meadow Road
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