Meditation Group [ 139 ] – with Jeffrey Stevens

n meditation, transformation happens through insight into reality: seeing what was not seen. To set us up for seeing reality many types of practices are taught: shamatha (calm abiding) and it’s modern variant, mindfulness meditation are popular, but it isn’t always made clear what they are for. (hint: they are for making us ready and able to experience insight.)
But lovingkindness and compassion are two of the most powerful methods of stabilizing the mind on the way to insight. How do they do this? Love counters anger, and compassion counters fear. When the mind is full of love and compassion, it can sustain experiences that would overwhelm it otherwise. 
In this session, we’ll learn the method of love and compassion that is often paired with deeper insight, “unconditional love and compassion”.