Loving-Kindness Meditation Altar Card

The Loving-Kindness Meditation Altar Card is 5"x7" Laminated card of Buddhist teaching for meditation and contemplation.

The Loving-Kindness Meditation Altar Card is 5"x7" in size and is protected with thick optical-quality lamination (10ml.) for long life. The heart-opening verses of the Loving-kindness Meditation are shown over an exquisite photograph of a lotus flower; an ancient symbol of the pure heart-mind of wisdom and compassion. A brief commentary, along with instructions for practicing with the Loving-kindness Meditation Altar Card are offered on the back of the card.

The Discourse on Loving-Kindness (Metta Sutta) was given by Buddha Shakyamuni 2600 years ago. The loving-kindness he spoke of then is still the deepest need of the world today. The Pali word 'metta' (maitri in Sanskrit) mean universal loving-kindness, friendliness and goodwill, free from expectation and possessiveness. With this sublime heart of love, we express care and concern for all beings through benevolent thoughts, feelings and words, as well as through selfless acts of kindness and generosity.

Including this powerful meditation of Loving-Kindness in our practice brings immense benefit. We develop the valuable skill of concentration. We dissolve the barriers in our hearts that create separation between ourselves and others. We transform fear and negativity into courage and kindness, and we learn to care for and love all beings without exception.

The radiance of our loving-kindness brings protection from harmful influences and offers blessings and beneficience to all it touches. In the Anguttara Nikaya 11:16, Buddha Shakyamuni tells us there are eleven different blessings that one can expect from the dedicated practice of universal loving-kindness!

Your purchase greatly assists our Naljor Prison Dharma Service in bringing the "seeds of liberation" to those behind prison walls.

Category: Altar Card, Meditation Tools

Type: Altar Card

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