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A Buddhist prayer for the well-being and happiness of all beings

I recently came across this beautiful metta, or loving-kindness meditation by the dhamma teacher Venerable Visuddhàcàra  One could certainly call it a prayer, although in Buddhist prayer there is no appeal to a supreme being. Rather, it’s a deep and earnest aspiration and wish for happiness from one being’s heart to the hearts of all […]

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A Buddhist Mantra based on the Prayer of St. Francis

Here is a mantra I often work with during the day. It’s an adaptation I made of the much-loved Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. (St. Francis is my favorite Christian saint, among other things, because of his love of animals, and especially birds!  See: The Compassion of the Swans) In Buddhism, working with a […]

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Prayer and Metta for all beings affected by the BP Gulf oil disaster

Like millions of others in the United States, and around the world, I’ve been keeping a close watch on the tragic situation with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. I don’t live in the Gulf area, but I’ve tried to help by various forms of advocacy and by getting good, solid scientific and technical information […]

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A Wonderful Gift from Carrie Newcomer-a Namaste Meditation

If you are a follower of this blog, you know what a fan I am of singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer: I have featured a number of her songs in my “metta music” posts: Metta music-This Too Will Pass Metta music-When One Door Closes Metta Music-Love Calls and Waits for an Answer-Be True! As these posts say, […]

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The power of love to heal our bodies

Metta heals mind and body In this post, I want to share from my own practice how metta, or loving-kindness meditation, not only heal minds, it can bless and heal bodies as well. When a loved one is sick or injured, doing metta, or loving-kindness prayers, for them, is a powerful antidote to fear.  It […]

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