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February 17 / 11:30 AM - February 17 / 12:00 PM
Maitri Bhavana is a meditation of loving kindness that is practiced for those who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally. It cultivates our compassion through taking on the sense of suffering of others, provides an opportunity to share our health with them, and acknowledges our deep connectedness.
Maitri Bhavana is practiced during our monthly Sunday Community Practice Day, open to all. See our calendar for the date each month.
There is a list on the bulletin board outside of the main shrine room if you would like to add someone who is ill to be included in the monthly practice session. As a guideline, you would include someone because you feel personal concern for their suffering, such as a friend or relative suffering from a disease, dying of cancer or suffering from clinical depression. It would not be appropriate, for example, to include someone who has the flu or a sprained ankle. You may add the same name each month if you like, as we do not “carry over” this same list the next month.