I’ve been wanting to do this series for a long time. We’re taking several weeks to study our way slowly through the beautiful Mettā Sutta, the Discourse on the cultivation of Friendliness, or Loving-Kindness. It’s a joy to discuss, and we’re learning to chant the sutta as well. Here are the talks and meditations from each week of the series, along with the passage in the discourse we discussed that night.
The full text of the discourse is last section in this class, and is on the chant sheet we use, part of the “Theravāda Daily Practice” sequence. ——— This link is NO GOOD———– You can download the text in PDF form here.———— For more on mettā and the other brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings), see this series as well.