A Beginning Guide for Boundless Love Meditation by Bhante Ananda
Boundless Love meditation, as taught by the Buddha in the early Buddhist texts (Suttas) is particularly special. Mettā was perhaps the foremost meditation subject taught by the Buddha himself, especially to people beginning on the path to awakening for many valuable reasons. He in fact called this practice, Mettā-cetovimutti: ‘The liberation of the Heart by Love.’ This was not only a kind of sitting meditation practice but a way of life also called Mettā-bhāvanā; ‘The cultivation of Love.’
a guide for seekers by Bhante Ānanda
The Buddha’s Path to Awakening & Wholesome Mental Development Here is a simple guide for seekers. Based on the direct discourses of the Buddha himself, which goes to the heart. Here, one will find the core Teachings from: The DN 2 Sāmaññaphala Sutta; Discourse on the Truth-Seeking Life; The Buddha’s famous and most essential exposition of the Gradual Training. The MN 118 Ānāpānasati Sutta; Discourse on [Cultivating] Awareness with the Breath; The original meditation instructions on Breathing with Awareness. The SN IV 42.8 Saṅkhadhama Sutta; Discourse of the Conch Blower; The original meditation instructions on Boundless Love
Retreat Booklet. The Buddha did not teach ‘retreats’. He taught a way of life. He taught the path to happiness and awakening. Here is the retreat format with details and schedule. The booklet includes the morning pūjā recital and essential sutta study.